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Do not fear the pain, Exparel is here!

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 that is ushering in a new era of surgical recovery!

Dr. Peavy was very excited to learn about Exparel and using it has been a wonderful experience for the patients and Dr. Peavy! He said, "I'm tired of being the bad guy whose treatments work, but hurt afterwards! Now that we have Exparel, I can tell out patients that the procedures may not hurt at all and over the counter medications are all they are expected to need for soreness. I went into dentistry to relieve pain and this helps reduce the stress that come from having to cause some pain to get the benefit of the treatment. I don't want to cause any pain and now those "old days" are over!

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!”

To learn more about EXPAREL, visit http://www.exparel.com. To schedule a consultation call Dr. Peavy’s practice at 336-383-1247.