EXPAREL® is a long-acting, non-opioid local anesthetic that has gained popularity in dentistry due to its effectiveness in managing post-operative pain. It contains a local anesthetic called liposomal bupivacaine, which is gradually released over an extended period to provide pain relief for as much as 72 hours after a single administration.
In dentistry, EXPAREL is commonly used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, particularly for procedures like wisdom tooth extraction, dental implant placement and jaw surgery. It is administered by our oral surgeons, Dr. Trent Westernoff and associates, as a local anesthetic during surgery, reducing the need for other traditional treatments.
The benefits of EXPAREL in dentistry are manifold. Patients experience less immediate post-operative pain, allowing for a smoother recovery period. This means reduced discomfort, improved oral hygiene and a faster return to normal activities. Furthermore, EXPAREL’s prolonged pain relief can enhance patient compliance with post-operative instructions and promote overall satisfaction with dental procedures.
EXPAREL is a valuable tool used at Oral Surgery Partners, offering extended pain relief and reducing the reliance on opioids for managing post-operative discomfort. We invite you to ask us any questions you have about this anesthetic during your visits with us. Call us at 310-641-6124 to learn how EXPAREL can be used for your dental care in Los Angeles, California.