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What is a mouth gag retractor used for?

What is a mouth gag retractor used for?

Never heard of this.: I think you are asking about lip and cheek retractors. These are used to keep the lips and cheeks off of the teeth and are commonly used for anterior bonding, photos, whitening and sometimes for impressions. There are no gags used commonly in dentistry that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is there any difference when a cheek/lip retractor is used instead of a tray?

Is there any difference when a cheek/lip retractor is used instead of a tray?

Yes: Retractors are use when an in office bleaching is perform with a light source or a gel placed without trays, we use the retractors to keep the tissues away from the gel to avoid burns or bleaching of the tissue. ...Read more

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Is it common to use a cheek retractor for teeth whitening?

Is it common to use a cheek retractor for teeth whitening?

Yes.: In-office whitening uses a whitening gel that can injure gums, cheeks or tongue and so these tissues must be protected from contact with the gel. Cheek retractors, rubber dams and/or cotton rolls are a few ways this is accomplished. ...Read more

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Used a plastic /silicon sleeve as anti penis retractor. Used it 4h+/day for a week. Now penis feels like plastic since 5dys. Is it contact allergy?

Used a plastic /silicon sleeve as anti penis retractor. Used it 4h+/day for a week. Now penis feels like plastic since 5dys. Is it contact allergy?

I don't understand ?: I don't understand your question. Please reword it and resubmit it in another form or, better yet, go to a physician who can examine you and tell you what the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When you get the fixed retainer do you have the lip retractor in your mouth and suction?

When you get the fixed retainer do you have the lip retractor in your mouth and suction?

Yes: If the orthodontist is bonding a wire to your teeth as a retainer , he will probably use a retractor and suction to keep the area dry from saliva or water. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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