Ora-Aid: The Innovative Solution for Oral Wound Management
Ora-Aid is an intraoral wound dressing that offers exceptional protection and care for various oral wounds. This advanced product is notable for its dual-layered design, ensuring both adherence and protection.
- Dual-Layer Composition: Ora-Aid consists of two distinct layers. The first is an oral mucosa adhesive side that transforms into a gel state upon exposure to moisture, ensuring firm adhesion to the wound area. The second is a protection side made of a water-insoluble polymer, shielding the wound from the oral environment.
- Broad Applicability: It's designed for managing a wide range of oral wounds, injuries, and ulcerations, including those from stomatitis, minor chafing, traumatic ulcers, abrasions from braces or ill-fitting dentures, and lesions related to oral surgery.
- Pain Relief and Protection: By adhering to and covering the affected area, Ora-Aid effectively relieves pain and prevents further irritation, fostering a conducive environment for healing.
- User Convenience: The dressing is easy to cut and shape, requiring no working time limitation or mixing. Its transparent design also enhances aesthetics.
- Proven Technology: Ora-Aid's effectiveness is backed by years of use in Europe and Asia, establishing its reliability and efficacy in oral wound management.
- Additional Benefits: It protects intraoral wounds from bacteria and foreign substances, shields suture threads from tongue irritation, protects bone graft materials and membranes, reduces pain and sensitivity, and prevents damage during the initial healing period.
Ora-Aid represents a significant innovation in oral wound care, offering an effective, easy-to-use solution for a wide array of oral health concerns. Whether it's for post-surgical care or everyday oral injuries, Ora-Aid is an essential tool for rapid and effective healing.
Q. Do you need to remove the protection layer from Ora-Aid?
Ora-Aid is composed of two layers: a protection layer and an attachment layer. When the attachment layer dissolves completely with the moisture/saliva in the mouth, the protection layer will fall off automatically. So there is no need to remove the protection layer by force, unless, of course, the protection layer is sutured onto the site (see additional question below concerning suturing).
Q. Can we use the Ora-Aid in the case of perforation of the sinus membrane?
No, absolutely not. Ora-Aid is NOT a membrane, it's just an external protector.
Q. Can Ora-Aid be sutured in place for a longer period? What is the suture protocol?
Ora-Aid is a wound dressing, adhesive band made of polymer, which contains two layers. The outer layer is a protective layer turns into an adhesive gel when it comes into contact with blood, saliva, or water. The adhesive layer only lasts up to 6 hours, so if you want the protective layer for a longer duration, you need to secure the Ora-Aid in place using sutures and follow the suture protocol. Please note that the protection layer is non-resorbable, so it will have to be removed if non-resorbable sutures are used, and in case of resorbable sutures, the protection layer will simply fall off, when it is no longer secured. Please be sure to watch the suture protocol video.
Q. Why would the Ora-Aid not stick well or fall off too quickly?
If Ora-Aid did not stick well or fell off too quickly the most likely explanation is that it was attached incorrectly to the surface of the wound or the affected area. Please be sure to follow the directions exactly. Be sure to cut the Ora-Aid into the proper shape and size. Place the Ora-Aid on the wound area and press it ~5-10 seconds to create a strong adhesion. Additionally, please note that although Ora-Aid requires some moisture for attachment, too much moisture will affect adhesion. So in the case of excessive moisture, try to remove it by using a gauze on the wound. Additionally, we recommend to always attach Ora-Aid to hard tissue. If you only attach it to soft tissue, it may not last long or adhere properly, due to the movement of soft tissue muscle.
Q. How long does Ora-Aid stay adhered at the site?
In general, Ora-Aid adheres for approximately 6 hours. However, the exact time depends on the area of attachment and the particular circumstances.
Q. What is Ora-Aid made from?
The adhesive side is composed of a water soluble polymer. The protection side consists of a water insoluble polymer. Specifically, Ora-Aid is made from polymeric materials including Hydroxyethyl cellulose. A full listing of the materials can be found in the original FDA filing.
Q. Can Ora-Aid remain on the site for longer than a few days?
Yes, in general, Ora-Aid is meant to stay on the site for around 6 hours. However, Ora-Aid can certainly be used to protect the site for a longer period of time. If you require a longer attachment time, you should suture the Ora-Aid on the wound, being sure to follow the recommended suture protocol.
Q. How does Ora-Aid compare to Coe-Pak?
Coe-Pak has excellent adhesive properties and is a good dressing. However, it has the following limitations: it has a poor appearance, is bulky, and has a ill-defined setting time. To overcome these problems, Ora-Aid was developed. As opposed to Coe-Pack, Ora-Aid requires no mixing, adheres almost immediately to the wound site, and is clear and thin. Is sum, Ora-Aid is easier and simpler to use than Coe-Pak, provides better esthetics, and requires no mixing or setting time.
Q. Does Ora-Aid have FDA 510-K clearance?