Archive for March, 2018

Non-Opioid Pain Management Alternatives Post Surgery

At Virginia Oral & Facial Surgery we are doing our part to combat the opioid epidemic in any way we can including: Limiting opioid (narcotic) prescriptions Recommending over-the-counter medications Offering EXPAREL   We encourage you to discuss your concerns about post-op discomfort before your procedure! The best time to do this is at your consultation appointment […]

SAFE MEDICATION DISPOSAL

Medicines play an important role in treating many conditions and diseases, but when they are no longer needed it is essential to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse. The best way to safely dispose of the medications is to take them to an authorized collector or to […]

Smoking and Oral Cancer

Oral cancer is a cancer that develops within the mouth or oral cavity. But it doesn’t just affect the mouth, it can involve the lips, tongue, throat, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx and sinuses. There are many factors that can cause oral cancer, but smoking is one of the biggest lifestyle choices that can increase the […]