Pain Management Options at COFS
Commonwealth Oral & Facial Surgery is committed to doing our part to battle the opioid epidemic. We have researched ways to combat the current crisis and have implemented the following preventative measures:
- Offering alternatives to pain control and discomfort by prescribing non-opioid (narcotic) medications and by recommending the use of over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol
- Reducing and limiting the number opioid (narcotic) prescriptions given
- Recommending and offering Exparel – a long-acting local anesthetic which is injected into the surgical site and is designed to gradually release into your body over a long period of time. This anesthetic provides lasting pain relief and reduces or eliminates the need for oral medications.
At COFS, we encourage our patients and/or parents to talk about concerns regarding post-operative discomfort during your evaluation. COFS understands the concerns about the management of pain with regards to the opioid crisis. The doctors and staff at COFS are committed to our patients and have taken appropriate steps to reduce the potentially detrimental effects of opioids in our community.