8 doctors weighed in:

Can they use a rubber dam for a root canal?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
Thank
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: What's that?

Doesn't sound good to me!

In brief: What's that?

Doesn't sound good to me!
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Howard Schneider
Obviously, you guys are not dentists. Rubber dams are used to isolate the teeth being treated in order to maintain a clean field and prevent saliva from contaminating the tooth being treated.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Must be used

Not only can they be used, but they must be used.
Not only does a rubber dam prevent any dental instruments and materials from falling into your mouth, it also prevents the tooth being treated from becoming contaminated with bacteria laden saliva. They are an absolute must for any successful root canal procedure.

In brief: Must be used

Not only can they be used, but they must be used.
Not only does a rubber dam prevent any dental instruments and materials from falling into your mouth, it also prevents the tooth being treated from becoming contaminated with bacteria laden saliva. They are an absolute must for any successful root canal procedure.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
Thank
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