Dr. Peavy, the first periodontist in North Carolina to offer EXPAREL®, is pleased that we can offer a solution to surgical pain relief for up to three to four days after surgery without narcotics. EXPAREL is a time-released local anesthetic to aid in post-surgical pain control. Dr. Peavy strives to provide the latest advances in pain control and sedation dentistry because pain following oral surgery is a major concern of patients and the fear of it is often the reason stated for avoiding the treatment people need to save their teeth and health.
EXPAREL has been used in medicine for pain control with a variety of types of general surgery for 2.5 million patients over the past five years and reduces the pain after surgery to such an extent that narcotics may not be needed. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be all that is needed after surgery. Reducing narcotic use is an important benefit because while narcotics can be helpful, they can cause some unpleasant side effects as well. These may include nausea/vomiting, constipation, dizziness, limitation of decision-making abilities and worst of all, can lead to dependence or addiction. “There is an epidemic of narcotic addiction in our country and we should do what we can to reduce the use of narcotics and the suffering that addiction leads to,” says Dr. Peavy.
Dr. Peavy and his team uses sedation techniques and local anesthesia to provide a relaxed and virtually pain-free surgical experience at their practice. With the addition of EXPAREL, he says, “we can help ensure an easier recovery than ever before!” Dr. Peavy and his periodontal team strive to reduce the fear of pain following surgery to help patients relax and focus on healing and returning to their normal activities.
To learn more about EXPAREL, visit http://www.exparel.com.
To schedule a consultation call Dr. Peavy’s practice at 336-383-1247.