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Practice Aides for Patients 

 Jaw Pain Questionnaire

Here is a questionnaire that will help patients suffering from jaw pain or orofacial pain explain their symptoms and prior history.  You can use this for your patient intake package, or for a patient referral to a specialist.

 JAMSS Risk Assessment

Use this questionnaire to evaluate patients for risk factors associated with Jaw Joint and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS).  If the patient exhibits symptoms, implement the Speed2Treat® Protocol for JAMSS.  If the patient has a prior history or has other risk factors, consider the S.A.F.E. Protocol to manage higher risk patients and procedures using prescribed injury prevention measures.

 Jaw Rx-Ercises

Jaw Rx-Ercises are a set of jaw exercises designed to help patients avoid daytime clenching or setting of teeth that causes jaw and temple muscles to overwork and become sore. Masseter or jaw muscle soreness can be a trigger for headaches and/or jaw pain. Performing Jaw Rx-Ercises throughout the day for up to one week will retrain the jaw muscles and brain to relax the jaw in a comfortable resting position, keeping teeth apart and tongue up.

 Dental Procedure Risk Assessment 

Use this table prior to dental treatment to assess risk factors for Jaw Joint and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS.) This table takes into consideration: site of procedure; anesthesia type; pain profile and duration of procedure; along with patient range of motion and prior history.


 H.E.A.L.S Self-Care Measures

(Heat, Exercises, Analgesics, Lifestyle, Strain)

Because Jaw and Muscle Sprain/Strain (JAMSS) can sometimes take two to four weeks to return to normal function, this handout is designed to provide patient self-care training on managing pain, daily jaw care and how to avoid risk factors for delayed recovery.  This handout can be used with or without QuickSplint® (the patient may not need a QuickSplint post-operatively, but your staff can encourage the patient to call if their symptoms are not improving.)

 If You Have Jaw Pain Flyer

This flyer is designed for display in your waiting area, or as a handout you can offer when you discharge the patient after a long dental procedure.  The objective is to encourage a patient to contact your office when they are symptomatic so that any jaw and muscle sprain/strain condition can be addressed quickly with QuickSplint®.  Patients understand sprain/strain conditions for other joints and will relate to this concept as distinguished from other more chronic or complex orofacial conditions.

 Post-Op Healing Instructions

The Healing Note Pad is patient hand-out that provides instructions on how the QuickSplint® is to be worn and cared for post-surgically. Appropriate for periodontal surgery, implant surgery, 3rd molar extraction, or other surgical procedures. By downloading the Healing Notepad, your practice will have a ready solution for instructing patients on how to use QuickSplint to stabilize and protect their teeth and gums in a post-surgical situation.