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General

 

Simply put, when you're in pain, you want to be out of pain as quickly as possible. We designed the Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit becuase there was no clear, drug-free treatment plan for acute head, neck and jaw injuries. Speed2Treat can help you minimize your condition instead of progressing into chronic pain.neck.   

Every day, patients consult an Orofacial Pain Specialist for different reasons: a chronic condition that originated with head, neck and jaw pain from wisdom teeth extraction; whilpash or consussion; or a surgical procedure with intubation..

Should you have a complex diagnosis, it can be difficult to change your habits (jaw muscle and neck clenching), posture changes and potential restricted neck and jaw mobility. The longer you wait the more distracting your condition: your symptoms can increase, as pain may spread from a consistent headache to shoulder and neck pain. At this point, it becomes even more confusing to know where to go for help - a dentist? A physical therapist? Pain medication?.

Early intervention is so important to reducing your neck and jaw pain. Once you learn Speed2Treat's simple, self-care steps, you'll know exactly what to do at the onset of pain from an injury or flare-up. These self-care steps can also help to keep you focused on your condition until it's fully healed. 

It is diffucult to know who will recover naturally in two to four weeks compared to who will need extended treatment. Speed2Treat® is here to help you and as many people as possible, at an affordable price. 

Speed2Treat® is specifically designed to help reduce pain pathways by insulting sensory changes in the orofacial region. Speed2Treat includes a customized QuickSplint oral appliance, as well as a hot/cold therapy face wrap to offer potential relief from the irritation, and to quiet or "confuse" the sensory input. 

Your pain and stress responses are unique and vary based on your injury intensity, medical history and resiliency factors. We designed pain education and coaching to support your and mitigate stress. Stress and pain become a vicious cycle, especially if you leave an ER with the instructions to "rest for four weeks".

 

QuickSplint® may not be suitable for all people, which is why it is a short-term, disposable product combined with other treatment options in the Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit. QuickSplint may not be beneficial if you have jaw mobility greater than 60mm. QuickSplint should not be fit on or over broken or loose teeth. QuickSplint is not for emergencies involving swelling. 

 

QuickSplint

 

Approximately 50-70% of the US population experiences jaw popping at some point in their life, without pain or progressive damange. Jaw popping is a clinical conclusion, not an illness.   

 

Studies show that 80% of patients who brux (grind their teeth) are not aware of this behavior.  Independent of a head, neck or jaw injury, and near the end of your 4-Week Care Plan, it's a good idea to discuss the grinding with your dentist. They can determine an appropriate, long-term device that is custom designed to protect your teeth and supportive structures from situations that create breakdown and tooth wear. Bring your QuickSplint® to your next dental appointment and discuss how to protect your tooth enamel with a mouthguard designed for bruxism.

 

We recommend that you discuss your symptoms with your primary care doctor, dentist, or other healthcare provider. It's a good idea to bring your Pain Tracker and QuickSplint® You can also schedule a telehealth consult with an Orofacial Pain Specialist or search for a local provider atFaceMyPain.com or search at FaceMyPain.com to evaluate your condition. The Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit can be a beneficial part of your medical history and helps your diagnosis and determination of next steps. 

DO clean your QuickSplint® daily by rinsing thoroughly under tap water, shake the excess water and air dry. When needed, use an ultra-soft toothbrush and water to gently clean your QuickSplint.  You may periodically disinfect your QuickSplint by soaking in a half-and-half mixture of mouthwash and water for 10 minutes. DO NOT clean your QuickSplint in boiling water, denture cleaner, or soak it in hydrogen peroxide.  

If this happens, pull all of the putty out and use your premaining putty to remake the QuickSplint. DO NOT attempt to glue the liner back into the tray.    QuickSplint 

Uses

 

No. Please go to the Emergency Room or make an appointment with an Orofacial Pain Specialist (seeFaceMyPain.com for a provider near you). 

 

QuickSplint® is a first step in treatment for more people. However, QuickSplint is not appropriate for everyone, as some people cannot tolerate any device in their mouths. If you have tried wearing QuickSplint at night and it is uncomfortable, stop using and try your best with other compnents of the Speed2Treat® Home Healing Kit.                  

 

QuickSplint® can be fit for either upper or lower teeth. We recommend that you start mixing the putty, you try the tray on your upper and lower teeht and bite down to see which is more comfortable for you.         

 

No more than four to six weeks. you may not need to wear if for the entire period. If you find it is helping you (better sleep, less clenching, grind marks on the surface) you should show your QuickSplint to your dentist. It might be beneficial for you to transition to a long-term oral appliance.  That said, not all dentists do “splint therapy” so contact us if you would like helping finding a dentist in your area, or go to FaceMyPain.com to find a dentist who specializes in splint therapy. 

One risk associated with wearing QuickSplint: it does not cover ALL of your teeth. Sometimes your back teeth can shift over time. If this occurs, you may not bite evenly when you close your teeth together. 

 

Yes. QuickSplint® is not recommended for continuous daytime wear unless you are under supervision of a dentist. 

 

Yes.  It can be used for dental emergencies and acute pain as it relates to TMD, a sprained jaw, a tension headache, or other facial pain. QuickSplint is also an effective emergency option for a patient who has lost their appliance and needs an occlusal guard while a new one is being fabricated... That said, NEVER fit QuickSplint over loose or broken teeth. 

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