Innovative Pain Management Treatment Without Opioids
Our team at Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery & Implant Center goes to great lengths to ensure you recover comfortably from your procedure. That’s why we’re happy to provide EXPAREL®, an innovative new option for pain management that reduces the need for narcotics.
EXPAREL is an exciting new treatment option that isn’t available at most practices. Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry is proud to offer EXPAREL to patients in Bethlehem, Stroudsburg, and Fullerton, PA. Learn more about EXPAREL and how you may benefit.
What is EXPAREL®?
EXPAREL is a non-narcotic numbing medication injected directly into your surgical site during the procedure. It slowly releases a local anesthetic called bupivacaine throughout your body, with the effects lasting up to four days. As a result, EXPAREL treats your pain symptoms well after you leave our Lehigh Valley office.
Benefits of EXPAREL® Treatment
Reducing the use of opioids and other narcotics is beneficial in several ways. Narcotic drugs can cause side effects like nausea, drowsiness, and more. Furthermore, these substances can be highly addictive and lead to patients forming unhealthy habits.
With EXPAREL, you can enjoy a range of benefits over narcotic treatment, including:
- Effective pain management
- Long-lasting relief
- Easy administration
- Single dose use
- Non-addictive treatment
Candidacy for EXPAREL® Treatment
Patients over the age of 18 with good oral and overall health usually qualify for treatment with EXPAREL. This drug isn’t recommended for patients under 18 years old or pregnant. Our caring Lehigh Valley, PA team will review your medical history with you to determine if EXPAREL is right for you. We’ll also conduct a brief exam to ensure EXPAREL won’t cause any adverse side effects.
Common Oral Surgeries with EXPAREL® Treatment
Our oral surgeon in Lehigh Valley can use this non-addictive pain medicine during a variety of surgical procedures, including:
When recovering from oral surgery, the last thing you need to worry about is the effects of narcotics. Contact Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery & Implant Center at (484)-821-1357 to learn more about EXPAREL and how it can improve your treatment experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does EXPAREL work?
Unlike opioids, which affect your entire body, EXPAREL only works on the parts of your body that underwent surgery. This innovative solution slowly releases bupivacaine throughout your procedure to ensure long-lasting relief. You’ll only receive one dose of EXPAREL at your appointment for a convenient, easy pain management treatment.
How long does an EXPAREL injection last?
EXPAREL injections can provide relief for up to 72 hours. Since the first few days after treatment are when the most pain occurs, many patients who receive EXPAREL use fewer narcotic pain medications. Some patients are even able to avoid these medications entirely.
How is EXPAREL given?
Your oral surgeon or doctor will inject a single dose of EXPAREL into the surgical site before your procedure. EXPAREL will only release bupivacaine at this site, unlike narcotics, which affect your entire body. There are no follow-up doses to EXPAREL.
Does insurance cover EXPAREL?
It depends. The cost of EXPAREL varies based on several factors, such as how much you receive, the type of procedure, and your insurance coverage. Contact your insurance provider ahead of time to learn more about your plan’s benefits.
If you need help covering your treatment, visit our financing page to discover our affordable financing options. Our office proudly works with CareCredit and LendingClub to help patients cover out-of-pocket fees. Our team will also help you file your claim so you receive maximum benefits.
Visit Our Lehigh Valley Oral Surgeon for EXPAREL® Treatment
EXPAREL is a revolutionary pain management treatment that can provide lasting relief without the risk of addiction. Dr. Chaudhry is proud to offer this solution to patients undergoing a tooth extraction, implant placement, or bone grafting.
Discover if you qualify for this innovative medication by scheduling a consultation with our Lehigh Valley oral surgeon by calling 484-821-1357. You can also book an appointment online by filling out our contact form, and a team member will be with you shortly.
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