Dental & Maxillofacial Surgery

Hilotherapy is highly beneficial for reducing pain, swelling and bruising following dental and maxillofacial surgery. Many studies have been carried out looking at the use of Hilotherapy following maxillofacial procedures and these have shown reduced swelling, improved patient comfort, reduced analgesia requirements and reduced length of stay in hospital.

Procedures where Hilotherapy has been used effectively include:
Bimaxillary osteotomies
Various orthognathic and jaw surgery procedures
Wisdom tooth removal
TMJ procedures
Facial trauma
Facial feminisation
Complex extractions

Our devices are available to rent on a weekly basis. Please refer to our rental page or call us for more information about renting a device following your procedure. Click here for patient and consultant testimonials.

Research and studies:
The use of a cooling face mask to reduce hospital stay after orthognathic surgery - Arpan Tahim, Sakina Rumani, Adam Igra, Nayeem Ali - The Royal London

Hilotherapy in Orthognathic Surgery - The Leeds Experience - Maria Dillon - Leeds General Infirmary

Hilotherapy verses ice packs in reducing post-operative pain - Devaki Patel, Julia Bernardo, Paul Johnson - Royal Surrey County Hospital

Economic analysis of Hilotherapy use in patients undergoing orthognathic surgery in the NHS setting - A Chadha, N Cronin, K Fan - King's College London

Post-operative pain reduction: meta-analysis of Hilotherapy versus conventional facial cooling- Dr Anthony Bates, Mr Greg Knepil

3D evaluation of postoperative swelling using two different cooling methods following orthognathic surgery - M.Rana, N-C Gellrich, U. Joos, J. Piffko, W. Kater

3D evaluation of postoperative swelling following third molar surgery using 2 different cooling therapy methods: a randomised observer blind prospective study - M. Rana, A. Ghassemi, M. Gerressen, D. Riediger, A. Modabber

Hilotherm efficacy in controlling postoperative facial edema in patients treated for maxillomandibular malformations - A. Moro, G. Gasparini, T. Marianetti, R Boniello, D Cervelli, F. Di Nardo, F. Rinaldo, V. Alimonti, and S. Pelo

3D evaluation of postoperative swelling in treatment of zygomatic bone fractures using 2 different cooling therapy methods- A randomized observer blind prospective study – A. Modabber, M. Rana, A. Ghassemi, M. Gerressen, N-C. Gellrich, F. Hölzle, M. Rana