Dental injury is the most common complication of general anesthesia and accounts for ~25% of the available closed insurance claims against anesthesia providers reviewed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Professional Liability Committee. It is also the most common reason for litigation against anesthesiologists.
QuickGuard is low cost, simple solution that dramatically reduces the possibility of dental damage and costly insurance claims.
Damage to the teeth during general anesthesia via oroendotracheal intubation is very common. Various patients are at a high risk for dental injury including patients that are difficult to intubate and those with poor dentition or pathologically weakened teeth. Patients that are difficult to intubate have a 20 times greater risk of dental injury. Patients with poor pre-existing dental status present a five-times greater risk of dental trauma.
Fifteen seconds to soften.
Fifteen seconds to harden.
Patients are getting older and most have expensive dental work. Teeth can be damaged very easily. The risk of dental injury is higher in these patients as esthetic restorations are difficult to distinguish from the natural tooth.
*Front upper teeth can be fragile or missing.
*Front upper teeth can have expensive implants.
*Porcelain veneers and crowns are very common.
*Bridges are expensive and painful to replace.
*Cavities or fillings on edges of teeth are brittle and can become damaged requiring a crown.
Simple and cost effective.
*Quickly creates a protective barrier between teeth.
*Eliminates dental damage that occurs during intubation.
*Protect fragile front teeth and cosmetic veneers.
*QuickGuard can be easily molded by the patient.
*Can be molded to protect fragile areas with missing teeth
*Simple to reheat and remold as needed.
*BPA-free and latex-free
Protects against costly instrument damage caused by teeth
Individualized tooth protectors have the greatest adaptability and are the most effective way of protecting the teeth.
TEE (Transesophageal Echocardiogram)
Double Lumen Tubes
(Double Lumen Endotracheal tube damage is approximately 20-30%)
Patient Protection during initial training of laryngoscopy.
Difficult or emergency intubation.