One of the challenges medical professionals are faced with today is how to provide effective pain relief to their patients without exposing them to the risks associated with prescribed opioid medications. Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives to opioids, including an innovative and proven pain management medication called Exparel®.

Exparel is a single dose local anesthetic that we use in our office. Rather than using other, more invasive pain relievers, Exparel works effectively to block nerve receptors from feeling pain up 96 hours after surgery. This can make your aftercare from oral surgery a lot more comfortable and relaxed. 

Why Would Exparel Be Needed

How Does It Work?

During surgery, your surgeon will administer Exparel directly to the area of your surgery. The medication will begin to numb the pain while you are still in surgery, with a slow release of bupivacaine, an opioid-free local anesthetic. Exparel will continue to work after your procedure, providing strong pain relief post-operatively with that single dose. Exparel will continue to work for your pain relief several days into your recovery period, often eliminating the need for any post-operative prescription pain medications.

One Dose for Lasting Pain Relief

Clinical trials show that surgical patients who opted for Exparel for their procedure experienced strong and effective pain relief for several days into their recovery. Opioid prescription pain medication for post-operative discomfort can, in many cases, be completely avoided.


Exparel is proven post-surgical pain management without the risk of dependence. It is opioid-free and non-addictive.

No Prescriptions to Fill

Since Exparel is administered during your surgical procedure and extends its pain-relieving effects for several days into recovery, you are less likely to require expensive and inconvenient prescriptions.

Less Risk of Side Effects

Exparel is administered in a single dose. This limits the amount of medicine you are receiving and therefore limits the risk for side effects.

By choosing Exparel for your surgical procedure, you can experience long-lasting pain control and reduce the need for opioid medication after your oral surgery.