A recent study by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reveals that approximately 10% of Americans suffer from chronic pain conditions. A significant portion of the patients have chronic orofacial pain. Orofacial disorders encompass a wide range of conditions, including: temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), atypical facial pain and dental surgical pain. Inability to affectively treat acute pain conditions may result in progression to chronic pain conditions.
After oral and maxillofacial surgery, wisdom teeth removal, root canals and other dental swelling around the mouth, cheeks, and sides of face is common. Swelling may not become apparent the first day of the procedure. Immediate use of ice packs is often recommended to reduce pain and swelling. Swelling can also be a side affect of Cosmetic Surgery. Automobile accidents are a major cause of maxillofacial trauma, which includes injuries to any of the bony or fleshy structures of the face.
The Wisdom Wrap® can be worn as soon as you leave the hospital or dentist’s office. Drive safe, while healing hands-free!