Committed to Comfortable Oral Surgery Experiences
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive years of additional education and training beyond dental school. This ensures they are qualified to perform the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery as well as the safe administration of anesthesia. At Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we offer several options for anesthesia so patients can feel at ease during oral surgery. The type of anesthesia that will be selected for your surgical procedure will depend on factors such as your health history, personal preference, and type of surgery.
At Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we know that any oral surgery procedure can cause some anxiety. We want to make sure you have an optimal experience and outcome with us. Dr. Boynton and Dr. McMahon will discuss your options for anesthesia and work with you to select the option that is right for you. To further care for patients, we offer EXPAREL®, a non-narcotic pain relief alternative to opioid pain medications.
Types of Anesthesia
Our practice offers many types of anesthesia and sedation for your comfort.
EXPAREL: The Alternative to Opioid Pain Medication
When you choose a non-addictive pain relief option after surgery, you reduce or eliminate the need for opioids.
EXPAREL is a one-dose, non-narcotic pain relief option for patients undergoing surgery. This single dose is administered by your doctor during the procedure and starts to take effect before the anesthesia wears off. EXPAREL works by numbing the area where surgery was performed, controlling pain during surgery and continuing for several days. Clinical studies reported that patients given EXPAREL during wisdom teeth removal surgeries reported less pain and required fewer opioid prescriptions.
Visit the EXPAREL website to learn more about reducing the need for opioids.
The Real Risk of Opioids
Younger patients are 3 times more likely to develop an addiction to opioids, and 4 out of 5 new heroin users started out by misusing opioids. Opioids can cause nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, and confusion. Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants is doing its part to combat the opioid crisis in America by offering safe, non-narcotic pain relief that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for opioids.
There are many reasons to choose EXPAREL with your oral surgery procedure:
- You can recover from treatment safely without worrying about narcotic substances.
- Opioids are systemic, which means they affect the entire body. Since EXPAREL is applied directly to the surgical site, it begins working effectively at reducing pain only in the area that needs it.
- Patients could require many doses of opioids to manage pain, which could lead to the misuse of opioids and future addictions.
- EXPAREL has been used in over 6 million patients and has been clinically proven to reduce the need for opioids.
- Side effects of pain medication could increase recovery time and impact daily life. EXPAREL works in the target area so you can recover without worrying about side effects or disruption to their routine.
Contact our office to learn more about your options for pain management during treatment. You can visit the official EXPAREL website to learn more information about how it works and read about opioid facts, case studies, and watch videos.
As a part of your treatment plan at Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we can offer alternatives to reduce or even eliminate the need for prescription opioid medications following your procedure. We are committed to providing every patient with the highest standard of care at every stage of their treatment and believe in offering this valuable non-opioid pain management option.