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.