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Dentists don't use those rubber dams anymore for root canals?

Dentists don't use those rubber dams anymore for root canals?

Standard of Care: All dentists have the legal responsibility to provide care that the profession deems the standard of care. Root canal treatment requires the operator to control the environment in a way that prevents reinfection and provides protection to the patient from instruments or materials falling down their throat. The rubber dam is currently the easiest and best way to uphold this standard of care. ...Read more

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Rubber Dam (Definition)

The "rubber dam" is actually a thin, square 6 x 6 latex, or non-latex (for those patients allergic to latex) shield, that is designed to be placed over a tooth/teeth as isloation during certain dental procedures; such as root canals and the placement of restorations. This shied not only prevents saliva contamination during procedures, but also ...Read more


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What is a dental rubber dam used for?

What is a dental rubber dam used for?

Several reasons: improving the treatment field for the dentist and increasing the safety of the patient. Also isolating the area to be treated and make the treatment time shorter. ...Read more

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Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Are stainless steel wire for braces safe?

Absolutely: Orthodontists have been using stainless steel wires for more than 70 years without incident. There are many types of stainless steel wires with different metallurgical formulas and properties. They are the "railroad tracks" that your teeth (railroad cars) slide along. ...Read more

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How does a rubber dental dam work?

How does a rubber dental dam work?

Oral barrier: They are small thin pieces of latex (or other materials) that fit around tooth/teeth while the dentist is working. It enhances visibility when working, prevents saliva from seeping into the working field, and prevents aspiration of dental dental materials and tools. ...Read more

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Where can I getorthodontic rubber bands?

Where can I getorthodontic rubber bands?

Any: DENTAL supply company ..look online Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What are mouth props and rubber dams used for?

What are mouth props and rubber dams used for?

Various: Mouth props are used to keep the patients mouth wide open for extended treatments. A rubber dam is a sheet of rubber like material that is used to isolate one or more teeth during treatment. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the rubber dam obligatory during a root canal?

Of course: Endodontics (root canal) should not be performed without a dam. The main advantage is that you are protected from the ingestion or the aspiration of small dental instruments, tooth fragments and irrigating solutions. Patients also increasingly appreciate the use of the rubber dam. ...Read more

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Can they use a rubber dam for a root canal?

Can they use a rubber dam for a root canal?

They should actually: Rubber dam isolates the tooth and prevents files, instruments, medicaments and disinfectants from going down the patients throat. They also reduce the contamination risk by the patient by keeping the saliva out. ...Read more

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Do dentists use teeth clamps on gaps in teeth?

Do dentists use teeth clamps on gaps in teeth?

Gaps? Teeth clamps?: I think you need to be more specifice here. I know what gaps between teeth are but i can't begin to figure teeth clamps. We use some devices to help fill teeth when they are missing a side. And those can be viewed as clamps. And these fillings can close gaps. To get a better answer...Go see a dentist and get a live opinion. ...Read more

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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

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Can partial braces have the rubber bands?

Partial Braces: This partial braces technology uses "self-ligating" brackets -- no rubber bands or additional wire are required. ...Read more

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New anterior dental implant. Told no playing sax due to vibration. Ultrasonic scalers use vibration too. Same risk when used on teeth adjacent to gap?

New anterior dental implant. Told no playing sax due to vibration. Ultrasonic scalers use vibration too. Same risk when used on teeth adjacent to gap?

NO: "Ultrasonic scale removal tools do not offer the same wavelength as the saxaphone!! You are mixing "apples and oranges: Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

How to clean dental implants using waterpik?

In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read more

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Why can't a stainless steel crown be removed?

Why can't a stainless steel crown be removed?

It can: A stainless steel crown can usually be removed. See your dentist. ...Read more

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How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

How effective are rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids?

Depends: For the right kind of hemorrhoids they can be very effective. Works best for moderate sized vascular internal hemorrhoids which have a main symptom of bleeding. ...Read more

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What is reason for putting rubber bands around hemorrhoids?

What is reason for putting rubber bands around hemorrhoids?

Cut Off Blood Supply: Internal hemorrhoids are covered by intestinal lining rather than skin; therefore, they do not have pain fibers. Accordingly, we can put a rubber band around the base of these without anesthesia, after which the hemorrhoid tissue will "shrivel up and die". The hemorrhoid will then fall off a few days later. Since external hemorrhoids are covered by skin, we cannot do this due to pain issues. ...Read more

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Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Could dental assistants place and grind permanent composite filling?

Maybe: Depends on the state your in and state regulations. Some states license dental assistants with extended functions. After a dentists prepares a tooth for a restoration this assistant can fill, polish, adjust bite and contour the restoration. ...Read more

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Can a rubber dam make you gag?

Can a rubber dam make you gag?

Yes: If you have a stong gag reflex, yes. Especially of the rubber dam is placed on a posterio tooth. ...Read more

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What do I need to know when using topical anesthesia before placing rubber dam clamp?

What do I need to know when using topical anesthesia before placing rubber dam clamp?

Topical anesthetic: Is applied to alleviate the discomfort of the rubber dam clamp engaging the tooth. It's a very routine procedure and one i wouldn't worry about. ...Read more

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