of Continuous Cold Therapy
The facts and benefits of using our Cool Comfort Wrap™ system and continuous cold therapy to aid in your oral surgery recovery.
The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in this country. Literally thousands of patients undergo the extraction of wisdom teeth every week. While most surgeries are uneventful, some patients experience severe pain, swelling and many days of painful chewing function. The surgery almost always requires narcotics for pain management and prescription pain medicine abuse is on the rise with teenagers and adults undergoing oral surgery. Reducing the pain and swelling following the removal of wisdom teeth is key to limiting narcotic use and abuse after surgery and facilitating the return to a normal diet as soon as possible.
The Cool Comfort Wrap™ reduces pain, swelling and the need for narcotic medications post-operatively. It reduces muscle pain by reducing post-operative swelling and helps to return the patient to normal chewing function and a normal diet. Patients and parents alike appreciate the Cool Comfort Wrap™ and report that it greatly decreases pain and swelling following all types of oral surgery.
The Cool Comfort™ System
- The motor for the Cool Comfort Wrap™ System has an industry-wide track record for reliability.
- All parts of the Cool Comfort Wrap™ System can be individually replaced, making it more economical to replace a worn out part. All parts, including the pad, can be neatly stored inside the unit without anything protruding, saving space in the stockroom.
- At 11 quarts, the Cool Comfort Wrap™ System has the largest capacity cooler of any single-patient use, motorized cold therapy unit on the market and can provide 8-11 hours of continuous-flow cold therapy with each ice change.
Why Do I Need Cold Therapy?
Two of the most unpleasant side effects of oral and maxillofacial surgery are pain and swelling. These conditions affect the healing process and can lead to longer rehabilitation times. Cold therapy is widely recognized as one of the most effective treatment methods to combat these issues. By using cold therapy you are taking an important step in speeding up the recovery process, getting you back to the pain-free life you deserve.
How Does Cold Therapy Work?
The Cool Comfort Wrap™ is effective for a variety of reasons. First, it decreases fluid build up (swelling). Second, it slows the release of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation. Third, cold decreases pain by reducing the ability of the nerve endings to conduct impulses. And lastly, it aids in pain relief by limiting the muscle's ability to maintain contraction, thus reducing muscle spasm. Because of these benefits, cold therapy is generally prescribed throughout the duration of your rehabilitation.
Why is Motorized Cold Therapy Better Than Ice or Gel Packs?
Ice and gel packs administer intense cold per a small application area for a short period of time, requiring frequent trips to the freezer. Cold therapy systems, such as The Cool Comfort Wrap™ System, deliver a motorized flow of cold therapy through circulation pads that are specifically designed for different body parts and applications. They deliver cold within a comfortable temperature range that allows for longer-term application according to your physician's prescribed treatment protocol. The system will typically maintain its cold for 8-11 hours per ice change. Compression is another widely recognized method for relieving uncomfortable swelling associated with surgery. The Cool Comfort Wrap™ System helps to alleviate this condition by comfortably compressing the injury site, thus aiding the healing process.
How Does the Cool Comfort Wrap™ System Work?
The Cool Comfort Wrap™ System provides cold therapy through temperature regulation. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated fluid reservoir to a pad that is applied to your postoperative site, the system provides cold therapy for an extended period of time between ice changes.