Hot/Cold Gel Packs are frequently used by dental and oral surgeons performing wisdom teeth extractions, reconstructive jaw surgery, implant surgery, maxillary and mandibular trauma and genioplasty. They are also frequently used by cosmetic and plastic surgery patients to reduce swelling and bruising. Our reusable Hot/Cold Gel Packs remain pliable when frozen and can easily be heated.
Apply a cold gel pack for post-operative recovery or acute pain. Use a cold gel pack after the eighteen hour initial post-operative period if it makes you feel better. You may also use heat following this if that makes you feel better. Many find relief from chronic pain by applying moist heat.
Remember, using cold therapy in the immediate post-operative period can be key to reducing the amount of swelling you may experience.