Opioid Free Medication

Jessen Oral Surgery

Offers a Novel Approach to Treating Post-surgical Pain With an Important Non-Opioid Option

At Jessen Oral Surgery, we strive to provide patients with improved recovery after surgery, and offering the latest, unique advances in pain management helps us achieve our goal.

Jessen Oral Surgery is one of the first oral & maxillofacial surgery centers in the region to adopt a novel approach to treating pain after surgery that may help patients take fewer opioid pain medications, which can cause drowsiness, nausea, and other, often serious, side effects. Minimizing exposure to opioids is also important due to the potential risk of long-term use.

As part of this novel approach, Dr. Jessen is treating patients with EXPAREL®️ (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension), a long-acting, non-opioid, numbing medication that is administered during the surgical procedure. The numbing medication in EXPAREL, bupivacaine, is slowly released over time to provide long-lasting pain control for the first few days after surgery, when patients need it most. Because EXPAREL is given during the procedure, directly into the surgical area, patients may need fewer doses of other pain medications after surgery, including opioids. In fact, EXPAREL is proven to help patients use fewer opioids as they start their recovery.

What is EXPAREL?
EXPAREL is a long-acting, non-opioid, numbing medication that is administered by your doctor during the surgical procedure. It works in your body where you had surgery, unlike opioids, which affect the whole body.

EXPAREL contains specially formulated bupivacaine (a type of local anesthetic) that is designed to be slowly released over time, giving you long-lasting pain control for the first few days after surgery, when you need it most. As a result, you may need fewer doses of other pain medications, including opioids. In fact, EXPAREL is proven to help patients use fewer opioids as they start their recovery.* More than 5 million patients have received EXPAREL since 2012.

Will I need to take other pain medications besides EXPAREL?
EXPAREL can be the initial step in your post-surgical pain management plan. Your doctor may prescribe a combination of pain medications to try to limit the amount of each medication you need, and therefore limit the risk of side effects. Remember that you have a say in how your pain is treated after surgery. Talk with your doctor before surgery to create a pain management plan that is right for you.
Please contact Jessen Oral Surgery to discuss a pain management plan that is right for you. Visit EXPAREL.com for more information.

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Jessen Oral Surgery

Jessen Oral Surgery offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial procedures. Our patients receive outstanding care with our knowledge of the latest surgical techniques and state of the art diagnosing and surgical equipment. Our priority is to give each patient individual care in an understanding, caring, and a comfortable environment provided by Dr. Jessen and his team.

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Dental Implants

Corrective Jaw Surgery

All-on-4

Oral Pathology

Bone Grafting