QuickSplint helps Oral Surgeons respond to jaw strain/sprain injury before it turns into a TMD. This also avoids the perception of an injury becoming a long-term treatment plan.
Third Molar Extraction, Long Procedures, Posterior procedures and mandibular anesthesia are all Risk Factors for Jaw Sprain strain.
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? Studies have found that trauma during dental care can occur when the mouth is open too wide or for too long, resulting in strain to the masticatory muscles and/or sprain to the temporomandibular joint. If left untreated jaw injury can progress to more chronic conditions. Studies confirm that third molar extraction is a known risk factor for developing painful jaw joint and muscle conditions
QuickSplint Allows you to maximize your response to this acute patient population
Despite minimizing risks for jaw injury with surgical treatment of the patient, some patients do develop symptoms. Until QuickSplint, there has never been a simple practical way to respond to this problem and certainly most TMJ Specialists” will likely overtreat an acute injury. QuickSplint helps Oral Surgeons treat those patients with lingering jaw pain, providing vital first aid that can prevent the injury from progressing to a more significant condition. We have made it simple and able to be provided by staff.
USE OF QUICKSPLINT FOR ORAL SURGERY:
Treat Jaw Strain/Sprain
Use QuickSplint and the JAMSS protocol to treat Jaw Strain and Jaw Sprain associated with oral surgery
Added Comfort for Bruxism Patients/avoidance of contact on the immediately loaded implant
Patients who brux or clench represent a unique risk pool. QuickSplint provides added patient comfort, and doctor peace of mind by reducing bite-force on the first nights. This allows pericranial musculature to relax, avoids uncommon jaw positioning, minimizes the possibility of dislodging items or destabilizing products and helps the surgical site to heal.
Despite our best efforts, some patients will progress to requiring a greater amount of care. For those patients having a prior treatment history or with pathological parafunction (severe wear on the QuickSplint within four weeks) or ongoing non responsive muscle pain, transfer of care is eased.