Cold Pack for a Cold Sore?

Ouch!   You know the pain of a cold sore. Caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV), these raised red lesions on the lips and face can be triggered by stress, menstruation, sunburn, fatigue or emotional trauma.

Cold sores/Cold Therapy

Cold sores are painful blisters which usually appear around the mouth and nose. Cold therapy offers pain relief.

Use a Cold Pack, Like Cool Jaw’s 4″ Soft-side gel pack -The cold reduces the pain and swelling of your cold sore. 15 minutes at a time, apply the pack – move the cold around the area -not keep the ice on one area.

The temperature and weight, constricts local blood vessels and decreases tissue temperature. This constriction decreases blood flow and cell metabolism, this results in the area healing faster, and a decrease in pain.

Total TMJ Care


  • Difficulty Opening and Closing Your Mouth
  • Pain In Healthy Teeth
  • Sinus Pain
  • Sore Jaw In The Morning
  • Pressure Behind the Ears
  • Hearing Loss
  • Teeth Grinding
  • Locked Jaw
  • Teeth Clenching
  • Clicking Sounds When Opening or Closing Your Mouth
  • Unexplained Pressure Behind Your Eyes
  • Unexplained Headaches

These may be symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Symptoms of TMJ or TMDs (“temporomandibular disorders” is a collective term embracing a number of clinical problems that involve the masticatory musculature, the temporomandibular joint and associated structures, or both.) occur in approximately 6 to 12 percent of the adult population or approximately ten million individuals in the United States.

Unlike other joints in the body, the TMJ is different because it is composed of fibrocartilage. The TMJ is able to withstand greater sheer force than any other joint and moves and functions in a very complex way.  When things go wrong, the consequences are challenging.  It is estimated that 17,800,000 workdays are lost each year for every 100,000,000 full-time working adults in the United States due to disabling TMDs.

TMDs are nine times more prevalent in women than in men.  The largest proportion of women with TMDs is between eighteen and forty-five years of age.

Due to a lack of understanding as to cause of the disease and the lack of definitive diagnostic or therapeutic approaches, patients often have to tolerate symptoms, including debilitating pain and an impact on quality of life over extended periods of time.

What causes TMJ Pain?

Improper fitting together of the teeth and jaw joints
Grinding or clinching of teeth, (bruxism)
Trauma such as head injury or whiplash
Female Hormones
autoimmune diseases, infection, arthritis
dental procedures, or inserting a breathing tube before surgery
Most dentists and physicians have been inclined to believe that the single most important etiological factor for degenerative TMJ disease is altered mechanical loading that surpasses the adaptive capacity of the joint.

Traumatic injuries are also an important etiological factor in the development of TMJ disorders.

What do you do for TMJ relief?

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

Cool Jaw's ice packs
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.