Do not fear the pain, Exparel is here!
Dr. Peavy was the first periodontist in North Carolina to offer EXPAREL® starting in 2017 and are still pleased that we can offer a solution to reduce 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!
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.
We use sedation techniques and local anesthesia to provide a relaxed and virtually pain-free surgical experience at our practice. With the addition of EXPAREL, we can help ensure an easier recovery than ever before!