FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
After serving thousands of dentists and over one-million patients—we have
complled this list of the most frequently asked questions. If you have a question
that isn’t answered here, simply give us a call at (800) 755-0044 or email:
WHAT IS SOCKIT GEL MADE OF?
SockIt Gel is made from food ingredients, with no artificial components. SockIt! contains mannose polysaccharides from Aloe vera, xylitol and a tiny amount of essential oils of cinnamon, clove, and thyme.
DOES SOCKIT GEL HAVE ANY ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS?
No. SockIt Gel is made of all-natural food ingredients.
HOW MUCH SOCKIT GEL SHOULD BE APPLIED TO EXTRACTION SITES?
Enough SockIt Gel should be applied to the extraction site to completely coat and cover the wound. Excess gel will not remain in place and will be swallowed.
IS SOCKIT GEL COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Companies that have reimbursed for treatment with SockIt! include Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, Delta Dental, Comp Dent, Met Life, and others. Insurance code 9630 is used. In Canada, the following insurance codes are used: 41301, 41302, and 41309.
HOW DOES SOCKIT GEL MANAGE PAIN?
First, a thin layer of the gel adheres to injured oral tissues and helps protect them from further irritation and contamination. Its pH is compatible with saliva so that it is soothing to oral tissues.
Second, the gel matrix prevents the initiation of a pain signal without altering normal physiology. It does so by working outside nerve cells where it binds sodium ions and prevents their entry into the nerve cells. It is not absorbed into tissues or the bloodstream and it does not numb tissues as do benzocaine, lidocaine and other topical anesthetics.
DOES SOCKIT GEL CAUSE A NUMB SENSATION?
No. SockIt! does not contain anesthetics or any other drugs. It helps reduce discomfort by protecting tissues and by interfering with the initiation of a pain signal. It is not absorbed and does not numb tissues.
DOES SOCKIT GEL ASSIST IN HEALING?
Yes. SockIt! is gentle to tissues, helps reduce pain, prevents contamination and provides mannans to the wound site. All of these factors help optimize the healing process.
DOES THE USE OF OTHER ORAL PRODUCTS SUCH AS MOUTHWASH AND TOOTHPASTE AFFECT THE PERFORMANCE OF SOCKIT GEL?
SockIt Gel will eventually wash out of the affected area. SockIt Gel may need to be reapplied after eating, drinking, brushing, or rinsing.
HOW SHOULD SOCKIT GEL BE STORED?
SockIt Gel should be stored at room temperature or in a refrigerator. It should not be frozen.
ARE THERE ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SOCKIT! AND ANY MEDICATIONS, HERBS, SUPPLEMENTS, OR FOOD?
There are no known medical conditions, medications, dietary supplements or foods that would preclude one from using SockIt!.
COULD ANY OF SOCKIT GEL’S INGREDIENTS CAUSE ALLERGIES?
SockIt Gel does not contain ingredients that commonly cause allergies. FDA required no warnings on the label like those products that contain wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, gluten, etc. However, people can have allergies to other food ingredients. Patients who think they are having an allergic reaction should simply stop using the product.
HOW LONG CAN SOCKIT! SAFELY STAY IN THE MOUTH?
SockIt Gel is very gentle to oral tissues, and is designed to stay in the mouth indefinitely without causing any harm. For example, SockIt Gel is much more compatible with tissues than is denture material.
HOW OFTEN CAN THE GEL BE SAFELY REAPPLIED?
SockIt Gel may be applied as often as needed for unlimited applications. SockIt Gel is not restricted in applications as are other common topical products such as those that contain benzocaine.
WHAT KINDS OF SIDE EFFECTS CAN BE EXPECTED WHEN USING SOCKIT! GEL?
There are no known adverse effects associated with SockIt!. As with any product, whether natural or man-made, some individuals may be allergic to one or more of the ingredients. However, SockIt! does not contain any ingredient at concentrations or levels that commonly cause allergies.
IS SOCKIT GEL SAFE TO USE IN IMMEDIATE DENTURES?
SockIt Gel is approved by FDA to be applied to any and all wounds in the mouth. It is therefore appropriate and advantageous to use SockIt! in dentures immediately after tooth extraction.
IS SOCKIT GEL SAFE FOR CHILDREN?
SockIt Gel is composed of 100% food ingredients and is safe for use by individuals of all ages, regardless of health status or medical regimen. It is safe when swallowed.
IS SOCKIT GEL SAFE TO SWALLOW?
SockIt Gel is comprised of all-natural food ingredients and is thus safe when swallowed.
WILL SOCKIT GEL GROW BACTERIA IN THE MOUTH?
SockIt! passes the USP preservative challenge test. In addition, it has been tested against other microbes in the mouth that are involved in the development of dental decay, periodontal disease, strep throat, denture stomatitis, and other conditions, and inhibits their growth.
SINCE SOCKIT! IS COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF FOOD INGREDIENTS, WILL IT CONTRIBUTE TO DENTAL CARIES AND OTHER MICROBIAL INFECTIONS IN THE MOUTH, SUCH AS PERIODONTITIS, ENDODONTIC INFECTIONS, AND INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS?
SockIt! was designed with a potent natural preservative system to handle the myriad icrobial species present in the mouth. A study found that SockIt! was better than or equal to chlorhexidine gluconate in inhibiting the growth of 17 pathogens commonly found in the mouth.
SOMETIMES A SLIGHT STINGING SENSATION OCCURS WHEN SOCKIT! IS FIRST APPLIED. IS THIS A CONCERN?
Just as some spices can feel “hot,” one of the food ingredients in SockIt! can produce a mild hot sensation in some individuals. SockIt! does not harm the tissue, and this feeling lasts for only a few seconds.
DOES SOCKIT! HELP CONTROL BLEEDING?
SockIt! is not intended to control bleeding. However, some of the ingredients in SockIt! are long-chain polysaccharides that are known to assist in blood clotting..
WILL SOCKIT GEL AFFECT THE TASTE OF FOOD?
SockIt! has a very mild flavor. Most people report that it does not interfere with their sense of taste.
TRY SOCKIT GEL TODAY!
If you have any questions or to order a Sockit Gel Starter Kit of five syringes — simply contact your dental supply rep, give us a call at (800) 755-0044, or complete the form to the right.