Rx for safety: Opioid-free oral surgery?

Posted on November 29, 2018

Rx for safety: Opioid-free oral surgery?

Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic levels. Too many lives have been lost or altered due to opioid addiction and overdose. While opioids provide critical pain relief for post-surgical patients, it’s clear that alternative pain management options are needed — especially for young patients like those having wisdom teeth removed.

A new, opioid-free pain management option is showing promising results for wisdom teeth extraction and other surgeries. Called Exparel®, this long-acting analgesic is administered during surgery and provides pain relief for up to 72 hours, thus reducing or eliminating the need for opioids. Unlike opioids, Exparel works directly at the surgical site and is not addictive.

Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery wants to be part of the opioid solution. We are proud to offer Exparel to our patients to reduce the need for prescription pain medicine. Additionally, we recognize that having any prescription pain medicine at home can be a risk for families, so we are now providing safe home-disposal kits for all surgical patients. These kits, made by DisposeRx, use patented technology to dissolve medications and turn them into gel.

Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery takes your health and the health of your family very seriously. Call us at the location nearest you for direct access to board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeons.

By Amir Marashi, MD, DDS

Amir Marashi, MD, DDS received his undergraduate training at Mercer University in Atlanta where he was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He attended dental school at the University of Minnesota where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction.
Dr. Marashi completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Louisiana State University and the University of Rochester. He also attended medical school at Louisiana State University where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree Cum Laude, followed by a year of medical residency.
After residency, Dr. Marashi joined the faculty as an assistant professor in the department of surgery at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, training oral and maxillofacial surgery residents. Dr. Marashi is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Pineville, NC
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery
10042 Park Cedar Dr, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: (704) 542-9600
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Steele Creek, NC
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery
10935 Winds Crossing Dr, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28273
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Gastonia, NC 28054
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