Your Guide To Temporomandibular Disorders

therapygels_0The TMJ Association, Ltd. (TMJA) is a nonprofit, patient advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the quality of health care and lives of everyone affected by Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD).  For over 25 years they have shared reliable information on TMD on their website  There you will find A New Free Educational Brochure: A Resource Guide for Temporomandibular Disorders.  This brochure is a straightforward, easy-to-read guide for patients making health care decisions.  A great place to start!  Remember less is often more, when treating TMJ so check out simple hot/cold therapy.

INFORMED PATIENTS HAVE BETTER OUTCOMES: Explanation of Bite Issues and how an Appliance may help TMD and Why adjustments are necessary.

The Cool Jaw® Learning Center is designed to provide doctors and patients, news and articles of interest relating to progressive methods of practice and patient treatment regarding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Improving Health literacy—the degree to which people obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions; this is our goal.

Patients who are better informed about their options and who understand the evidence behind certain approaches to care may have better health outcomes.

Take a look at this wonderfully informative video: “Ideal Biological Dental Model 2 – Dr. Martin N. Gorman.”  Dr. Gorman is a Optimal Health-Based Bioesthetic Dentist who also is dedicated to education and the informed patient  Take a look…..

Cool Jaw® is committed to sharing the pertinent information

Cool Jaw® by Medico International Inc.® to participate in ADIA Hands-On Workshops

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As part of the ICOI Summer Implant Prosthetic Symposium, Cool Jaw® will present a continuing educational session for attending dental office management or clinical team members; an “ADIA Hands-On Workshop” .

Kristin Verrastro, Account Manager Medico International Inc. will introduce the Cool Jaw® product line of post surgery recovery aids targeting oral surgery.  Cool Jaw products are ideal for wisdom teeth extractions, reconstructive jaw surgery, implant surgery, maxillary and mandibular trauma, and genioplasty, as well as facelifts and TMJ pain

Because Cool Jaw® strives to continually innovate and educate, you are invited to join us as the ICOI returns to Chicago; bring your staff and we can help “train your implant team”. Stop by the booth and receive your product sample; Booth #417 Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. , August 21-23, 2014.

A Pint of Pain Relief

Cool Jaw Rainbow Ice

Hand Held Cold Packs – a pint of pain relief



An assortment of 4″ round gel packs featuring one Soft-sided surface that shields the skin from direct contact.  Freezer friendly, Packed in our Rainbow Ice pint container assorted cold therapy is always at your finger tips.

Kiwi, Cool Blue, Pink Ice, Mango and Grape Cold Therapy.

Take Away the Pain of New or Tightened Braces

Cool Jaw releif from braces pain

Cool Jaw releif from braces pain

Every 4 to 6 weeks, you go to your orthodontist to get your braces “tightened” or “adjusted”.

Your teeth are held in place because you gums “grip” the roots.  In order for the teeth to move into proper alignment, the grip must be broken. Adjusting your braces breaks this grip. This then causes inflammation and pain for several days until the gums tighten around the tooth roots again. Then you’re relatively pain-free until the next adjustment.

Cold soothes the pain in your mouth, and later numbs your teeth.  Cool Jaw offers an assortment of Therapeutic Gel Packs designed for Oral Applications.

The 4 Stages of Cryotherapy, or Cold Therapy

  • The first stage is cold
  • The second is a prickling or burning
  • The third stage is an ache, sometimes rather painful
  • The fourth and most important stage is numbness.

As soon as this stage is achieved, remove the cold. Time duration depends upon body weight. Twenty to thirty minutes should be the maximum time. If it is necessary to reapply, let the skin go to normal temperature.

How to Treat Pain from Braces

Braces are not meant to be painful and if you are in considerable pain from your braces, you should discuss it with your orthodontist. But at times braces do cause tenderness when biting or sometimes feel slightly sore or teeth have a loose-feeling.

Try this:

  • Eat soft foods like yogurt, pudding and applesauce
  • Take a non-aspirin over-the-counter pain medication.
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
  • Apply a little therma-therapy at to your jaw.

Therma-therapy or heat therapy is used for chronic pain – that dull prolonged nagging pain.

T850C4B_1cooljaw_tn  A Gel Pack heated can be very beneficial in promoting wellness.

If it is the wires from your braces rubbing that is the issue, you can move the wire away from your cheek with a cotton swab, and then cover it with orthodontic wax. You might even try snipping a stray end of a wire with scissors or nail clippers that you’ve first washed and sterilized with alcohol.


Cool Jaw for Oral Pain

Cool Jaw offers both Cold and Hot/Cold Therapy Options for Pain Relief

Learn TMJ Pain Relief from the actions of a Fish

Learn TMJ Pain Relief from the actions of a fish

Learn TMJ Pain Relief from the actions of a fish

Like a Blowfish, puff your cheeks. Take in 5 deeep breaths with both cheeks puffed to their fullest. Teeth apart. With each breath think big, bigger, BIGGEST – taking the biggest breath possible.  Make sure you control both jaws equally – both sides. At the end, release the breath through pursed teeth slowly. Make sure you control your jaw muscles making sure that they do not pop or click. Once you can hold it for 5 seconds comfortably, work up to as long as you can sustain it without losing control.