Funnel-Section 7 Prevent Jaw Pain
PREVENTING JAW STRAIN IS EASIER
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.
A) Posterior crown prep was hard the last time
You and your staff remember last year, when she 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.
B) High risk patient
Your treatment coordinator is with the patient, scheduling two appointments for scaling and root planing, with the second appointment for 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.
C) Signs of jaw fatigue
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.