The Quick and Easy Temporary Splint that Improves Patient Care

QuickSplint® is designed for short-term use to relax craniofacial muscles, disclude posterior teeth and seat the condyles.

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Why QuickSplint®?

QuickSplint® is an anterior bite plane for the upper or lower arch. Fill the tray with heavy-body fast-set VPS or putty to custom fit your patient's dentition.

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Designed for immediate, Short-term Use

Unlike anterior bite plane (ABP) devices that are custom-made by labs and clinicians, QuickSplint® is suitable for immediate use and is designed as a transitional, short-term device. QuickSplint® saves time and money and can be made chairside by auxiliary staff.

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Designed for immediate, Short-term Use

Unlike anterior bite plane (ABP) devices that are custom-made by labs and clinicians, QuickSplint® is suitable for immediate use and is designed as a transitional, short-term device. QuickSplint® saves time and money and can be made chairside by auxiliary staff.

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Minimize Post-op Complications

Provide QuickSplint® the day of dental procedures to inhibit overnight parafunctional clenching and prevent possible complications from microtrauma and jaw sprain/strain.

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Minimize Post-op Complications

Provide QuickSplint® the day of dental procedures to inhibit overnight parafunctional clenching and prevent possible complications from microtrauma and jaw sprain/strain.

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Restorative Case Planning Aid

Simplify deprogramming for centric bite records, diagnose parafunction and engage your patient in the conversation about the possible impact on the restorative case. Protect temporaries and new restorations.

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Restorative Case Planning Aid

Simplify deprogramming for centric bite records, diagnose parafunction and engage your patient in the conversation about the possible impact on the restorative case. Protect temporaries and new restorations.

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Diagnose and Treat TMD

Provide same-day relief for jaw pain or headache while you determine a definitive care plan. Use QuickSplint® in your differential diagnosis of sprain/strain or other conditions of the jaw, joints, and muscles. QuickSplint® helps you determine whether oral appliance therapy is beneficial and tolerated.

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Diagnose and Treat TMD

Provide same-day relief for jaw pain or headache while you determine a definitive care plan. Use QuickSplint® in your differential diagnosis of sprain/strain or other conditions of the jaw, joints, and muscles. QuickSplint® helps you determine whether oral appliance therapy is beneficial and tolerated.

How It Works

QuickSplint® is highly retentive but also flexible enough not to put orthodontic force on the teeth. It will last for several weeks and can be relined for staged treatment.

Step 1

QuickSplint® can be used on the upper or lower arch. Instruct the patient to gently bite together on the empty tray to prepare them for the next step and to get a visual reference of how it will fit over the teeth. Ensure the bottom opening aligns with the midline.

Step 2

Fill heavy-body VPS to the top of the tray, place it over patient's teeth and instruct them to gently bite together. Hold in place until the material sets.

Step 3

Trim excess VPS with a scalpel, end to end.

That’s it!

Instruct the patient to try the QuickSplint® so you can check retention and again ensure there is contact on both sides but not with the back teeth. Once you have verified the fit, you have completed the fabrication of the QuickSplint®.

Vinyl Poly Siloxane (VPS) and the seating recommendations allow for a self-leveling bite plane in the anterior region that allows the mandible to move freely. This design can also reduce the pressure within the temporomandibular joints.

For acute jaw pain, QuickSplint® is used to facilitate masticatory muscle relaxation and reduce pressure in the inflamed joint complex.

For post-operative dental procedures, disclusion of the teeth prevents direct coronal trauma during the healing phase. QuickSplint® immediately removes potential occlusal trauma, giving the instrumented tooth time to heal from apical inflammation. In the case of periodontal and implant procedures, QuickSplint® may encourage soft tissue or bone healing by avoiding occlusal trauma or pressures.

Distribution of bite force also protects crown and veneer temps.

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Clinical Scenarios

Deprogramming

When used as a deprogrammer, QuickSplint® provides the ideal combination of features, ease-of-use, and affordability that make it the most versatile and practical anterior bite plane (ABP) deprogrammer for today's dental practice. Here are some common deprogramming scenarios you might see in your practice. QuickSplint® is a quick and cost-effective solution in each of these common scenarios.

Scenario: New digital case with a need for deprogramming

You are excited to have this great digital case, yet your somewhat high-strung patient can present so many different bite records that it doesn’t even matter how feature-rich your technology is. It is going to take at least a couple of weeks of deprogramming until you can get another shot at taking bite records.

  • Solution: You provide QuickSplint® as a safe and comfortable overnight deprogrammer, instructing the patient to wear it overnight for two weeks. You make an appointment to take bite records and provide specific instructions for the day of the appointment.

Scenario: Severe wear patient wants full mouth reconstruction

You see a new patient with severe wear that is interested in a smile make-over and wants your opinion.

  • Solution: You are delighted at the prospect of helping your patient with a new smile and explain the first step is proper case planning starting with investigation of possible parafunction. You provide QuickSplint® for overnight wear for a period of two weeks. At the follow up, you examine the QuickSplint® for wear marks and utilize the Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol to document risk and use this determination in treatment planning and material selection.

Scenario: Patient with recurring, severe tension headaches

You have a patient in today for his regular cleaning. He’s in a lot of pain from a tension headache and he’s miserable. 

  • Solution: Your hygienist alerts you to the situation. You want to help your patient get some relief, so you have your assistant make him a QuickSplint® temporary bite plane to wear at night for three weeks, and provide him with HEALS Patient Self-Care Measures and JAW Rx-Ercises, daytime exercises to help with tension headaches and jaw pain. Your team makes a follow-up phone call in two days to see if he is feeling better. If he is feeling improved with the use of QuickSplint®, your staff schedules him for an appointment for long-term appliance therapy.
Diagnosing Bruxism

QuickSplint® temporary bite plane provides compelling visual evidence of parafunction, improving patient understanding and case acceptance. Here are a few examples of how QuickSplint® can aid clenchers and grinders.

Scenario: Perio patient is a grinder.

You can see the abfractions and worn dentition on her teeth. You want to get the teeth out of occlusion while she sleeps, so her gum tissue can heal without complication.

  • Solution: The periodontist fits the patient with a QuickSplint® and instructs her to wear it overnight for a period of two weeks. On her recall visit, wear marks can be seen and the patient is experiencing other benefits. By informing the referring dentist, the periodontist helps confirm a diagnosis of parafunction. The dentist sets a treatment plan in place to protect the patient from further risk of weakening her gum structure or causing a new problem.

Scenario: Developing a treatment plan for full mouth restoration.

You have a classic case of treating worn dentition for a man in his fifties. The case could be staged, or you might try to accelerate the schedule, given some comments about his budget and timing. Before you finalize your choice of materials, you’d like to know if the parafunction is still active, and if so, is it severe?

  • Solution: You use the Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol to aid in patient communication and informed consent, such that the patient understands and appreciates how you selected the best adhesives and restorative materials for his condition.

Scenario: Your practice needs a new patient promotion.

Your practice needs a promotion that will attract new patients and be meaningful to the bottom line.

  • Solution: Your practice uses the Parafunction Risk Rating Protocol as a free screening for bruxism. This type of promotion gives you more to work with in getting to know a patient and providing a diagnostic trial and education at low cost. Now you have information to use in your treatment recommendations and subsequent annual recall. Doesn’t this seem more meaningful than a special on free bleaching trays?
Post-Operative Aid To Prevent Occlusal Trauma And Prevent Jaw Strain

Leading dentists use QuickSplint® to minimize the risk of jaw injury during dental procedures and help the jaw relax and recover post-operatively. Here are a few examples of how QuickSplint® can be utilized to provide an extra measure of care for higher-risk patients.

Scenario: Posterior crown prep was hard the last time.

You and your staff remember last year, when the patient couldn’t keep her jaw open during crown prep on #18. She had limited range-of-motion to start, and she wanted breaks and looked anxious about the time it was taking.  She is scheduled for a crown prep on #19 this week, and she told your staff she dreads the procedure.

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Scenario: High-risk patient.

Your treatment coordinator is with the patient, scheduling two appointments for scaling and root planing, with the second appointment two weeks after the first. The treatment coordinator has the patient fill out the JAMSS Risk Assessment Questionnaire; she spots red flags in the patient’s responses.

  • Solution: Again, your staff are on it – they plan for the patient to wear the QuickSplint® bite plane for a few days before the prep, and they reline it for the patient after the procedure and provide the HEALS Patient Self-Care Measures. Staff informs patients that these are protective measures they may not need, but that these are important steps to take in case they experience any issues. Your staff schedules a few extra minutes for the prep appointment so there is time for short breaks.

Scenario: Signs of jaw fatigue.

A young woman has her first root canal.  She was nervous and highly agitated before the procedure. There were some signs of jaw fatigue during the RCT.  Do you manage the risk of sudden onset of jaw pain now, or see what manifests? You don’t want to cause alarm or worry.

  • Solution: The staff handles the situation by letting you step out of the room and sharing the If You Have Jaw Pain Flyer and the HEALS Patient Self-Care Measures with the young woman and asking her if she would like to have a QuickSplint® made today or wait and see how she feels in a few days. She is very comforted by the HEALS handout and wants to try self-care measures first.
Treat Jaw Pain, And Diagnose Muscle vs. Joint Conditions

QuickSplint® provides practice teams with an immediate way to relieve jaw pain and get patients on the path to healing. Here are some real-life scenarios where QuickSplint® can be a powerful clinical solution.

Scenario: Tight schedule and patients presenting with jaw pain.

You have seen 30 patients today and three patients present with jaw complaints. You don't have time to fully evaluate each case, nor do you feel confident that you will be able to retain the level of detail each one presents, given all that's happened today.

  • Solution: Your front desk has each patient complete the Jaw Pain Questionnaire and provides the If You Have Jaw Pain Flyer to read in the waiting room, so patients can better understand jaw pain and can relax knowing they will receive treatment today. The appointment starts with your review of the Jaw Pain Questionnaire, initial evaluation, and discussion of the use of QuickSplint and HEALS Patient Self-Care Measures. You prescribe muscle relaxants and schedule a follow-up.

Scenario: Patient has an acute flare up again.

The patient wants pain relief. In the back of your mind, you can visualize how hard she is clenching as she is talking about her condition. You can see her today, but you can’t deliver a new custom splint like the one she stopped wearing last year. Her jaw needs a little rest and she needs to retrain certain oral habits, and she needs it today before she gets worse.

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Scenario: Patient calls, he can barely open his jaw today.

The patient was referred to you by your favorite colleague, and his endo surgery yesterday went well. The patient filled the pain med prescription, but today he can barely open his jaw.  He wants to know what to do and he sounds freaked out.

  • Solution: The staff accommodates the patient's ability to come to the office today. A dental assistant is lined up to deliver the QuickSplint® and provides the HEALS Patient Self-Care Measures. You stop by to confirm the fit of the QuickSplint® bite plane and discuss why this sometimes happens with jaw joint and muscle sprain/strain. You prescribe muscle relaxants if appropriate. Staff schedules follow-up appointments in 1 to 3 days as appropriate.

Thankfully, your staff knows what to do. From the front desk, to treatment coordinator, to dental assistant, they all do their part to encourage the patients to start treatment with QuickSplint® temporary bite plane.

Post-op Protection for Perio, Veneers and Implants

Send your patients home with an immediate, comfortable overnight solution to protect their teeth and new dental work and prevent tooth, jaw and facial pain. Use of QuickSplint® minimizes possible complications, such as coronal trauma, jaw sprain, dislodged veneers, and helps smooth transitions in staged treatment.

Scenario: Patient wants perfect anterior veneers.

She is a delightful patient willing to pay for perfection. You have selected materials that will perform well under the stress of her parafunctional behavior. However, she is a fierce clencher and there’s a chance that she is going to knock off her provisionals when she is on her high stakes business trip next week. Trip timing is not ideal. There have been other instances where she has come back for a re-do.

  • Solution: You recognize this high stress situation for this professional woman. You make a QuickSplint® for her to wear over her provisionals and emphasize that she brings QuickSplint® with her on the trip. When it’s time for veneer placement, you reline the QuickSplint® and instruct her to wear it over the new veneers when she sleeps until the lab delivers a custom appliance to protect those beautiful teeth.

Scenario: Wrapping up an Invisalign case.

The patient is happy with her bite and new look. She’s one of those patients that wanted to analyze all the options. She is a value investor type and believes that it’s worth paying for Invisalign if the results are lasting.

  • Solution: You decide to give the patient a QuickSplint® to wear at night, over her last set of trays. You know that can help you determine whether she needs a hard acrylic nightguard as a final retainer or just the three sets of trays you give most patients. She’s pleased that you care to check this possibility and she is willing to invest in the hard acrylic nightguard as insurance her teeth won’t move.

Scenario: Performing periodontal laser treatment with the LANAP® Protocol.

Your patient has severe gum disease and wants minimally invasive treatment. He’s a good candidate who seems determined to improve his oral health that he previously neglected.

  • Solution: You provide QuickSplint® for post-operative use as a part of the LANAP Protocol to keep the teeth stable and out of occlusion while protecting the gums and fibrin clot. QuickSplint® is comforting to the patient and contributes to recovery of jaw muscles and joints.

Brought To You By Board Certified Orofacial Pain Specialist

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Dr. Brad Eli

DMD, MS

Founder of Facial Pain Specialists in San Diego, CA. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain. Over 30 years of clinical experience in treating complex orofacial pain disorders. Graduate of the UCLA Post-Doctoral Residency Program in Orofacial Pain. Innovator in medical devices.

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Ann McCulloch

MBA

Founder of Orofacial Therapeutics in San Diego, CA. Graduate of the Yale School of Management with personal experience in TMD and chronic pain.

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Dr. James Fricton

DDS, MS

Pain Specialist at the Minnesota Head and Neck Pain Clinic, founder of the Orofacial Pain Program at the University of Minnesota. Diplomate, American Board of Orofacial Pain with over 100 publications and books, top leadership positions, and 40 years of clinical orofacial pain experience.

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Dr. Jim Elliott

PT, PHD

Global expert in neck pain and whiplash injuries. Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. Adjunct professor at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University Chicago.

Resources

For immediate delivery the day of implant surgery, QuickSplint® is designed to protect and inhibit parafunctional clenching (causing microtrauma) during the healing phase. Avoiding all tooth contact with newly placed implants is vital for the success of the implant.
Endodontic pain can be difficult to diagnose and manage. Many times, the patient presents with vague and diffuse pain with multiple teeth that are painful and respond abnormally to endodontic testing. This is because odontogenic pain can act as a powerful trigger for increasing parafunction. The increased parafunction then leads to myofascial pain which can be quite severe. Conversely, parafunction can act as a trigger for odontogenic pain.
Periodontal disease involves inflamed and compromised gingival tissues. Unaddressed parafunctional clenching causes further deterioration of the periodontal supportive structure. Worn overnight post-operatively on a short-term basis, QuickSplint® keeps the teeth stable and out of occlusion while protecting the gums and fibrin clot or tissue grafting.
Third molar extraction, long procedures, posterior procedures, and mandibular anesthesia are all risk factors for sudden onset of jaw and muscle sprain/strain (JAMSS) from hyperextension. As an oral surgeon you know the risks involved with surgery and you do everything you can to protect and care for your patients. But what are you doing about possible jaw trauma and TMD that may result hours or days after surgery?

FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Home Healing Kit. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Please write questions to us at info@quicksplint.com

QuickSplint® is a conservative first step in the diagnosis and treatment of acute jaw pain and/or bruxism. Some dentists will modify the QuickSplint® for patients with a small arch. It is not recommended for patients with missing teeth, hypermobility, or a history of joint problems. Read all instructions prior to prescribing.

QuickSplint® is FDA 510k cleared for short-term treatment of TMD pain and associated headache and bruxism, and for protection of dental restorations. QuickSplint® is patented, and made in the USA.

QuickSplint® can be fit for either upper or lower arch. We recommend that you identify which arch has greater tooth contact and make QuickSplint® for the opposing arch. This is because the VPS will fill in to support the dentition. 

QuickSplint® is a type of mouth guard designed for short-term use of up to six weeks, or under the care of a dentist. Over a longer period of time, there is the possibility that your back teeth can shift and create an “open bite”.

If QuickSplint® has been helpful to you and you would like to continue wearing a mouth guard when you sleep, this is helpful information for your dentist to consider transitioning you to a long-term oral appliance customized to your needs. Not all mouth guards have the same functional purpose. Consider using our provider directory to find a dentist who specializes in splint therapy (treatment with oral appliances).

QuickSplint® is to be used primarily when sleeping to prevent pain or damage to teeth (or restorations) caused by nighttime occlusal forces. The prescriber may suggest that QuickSplint® be worn during the day as well for pain relief or to promote healing from surgical procedures, such as periodontal surgery, implant placement, and third molar extraction. QuickSplint® is not recommended for continuous daytime wear of over two weeks.

QuickSplint® temporary oral appliance has two components: A) a rigid biocompatible plastic shell and B) an insert of fast-set Poly Vinyl Siloxane (VPS) impression material to customize each appliance to supporting dentition.

Patients can clean QuickSplint® daily by rinsing thoroughly under tap water. Dry the QuickSplint by shaking the excess water from the surface and allow to air dry. When needed, clean QuickSplint® using an ultra-soft toothbrush or by gently washing with water. Patients may periodically disinfect their QuickSplint® by soaking in a half and half mixture of mouthwash and water for ten minutes. Do not clean QuickSplint® in boiling water, denture cleaner, or soak it in hydrogen peroxide.

Patient instructions for use are included within the QuickSplint® storage container. Or, they can access the patient instructions online via our Downloads page. Patient instructions indicate that QuickSplint® is designed for short-term use only.

QuickSplint® temporary oral appliance may not be suitable for all patients. QuickSplint® should be used with care in patients with jaw mobility of less than 25mm or greater than 60mm. QuickSplint® should not be fit on or over broken or loose teeth.

QuickSplint® temporary oral appliance can be used for dental emergencies and acute pain as it relates to TMD, sprained jaw, tension headache, or other facial pain. QuickSplint® is also an effective emergency splint for the patient who has lost their appliance and needs an occlusal guard while a new one is being fabricated. QuickSplint® is not for emergencies involving broken teeth or trauma. Never fit QuickSplint® temporary oral appliance over loose or broken teeth. Read complete product instructions before use.

If the soft lining material disengages from the tray, the patient is advised to return to their prescriber for replacement of the liner. They should not attempt to glue the liner to the tray.

Dental practices can purchase QuickSplint® directly via our online store, through one of our distributors, or through Amazon.

If the patient experiences joint pain on loading, this is an indication that the patient may have a joint issue. Use of the QuickSplint® should be discontinued and further examination is required. Patients who have a major shift in their occlusion can experience mandibular repositioning, resulting in the inability to find their old habitual position.

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