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Dental dams what are they?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Isolation of teeth
Dental dams are used to isolate the teeth that the dentist is working on to prevent contamination of the treatment site.
A secondary benefit is that the dental dam prevents substances from entering the mouth and throat.

In brief: Isolation of teeth
Dental dams are used to isolate the teeth that the dentist is working on to prevent contamination of the treatment site.
A secondary benefit is that the dental dam prevents substances from entering the mouth and throat.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Guy Hanson
Dentistry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Protection
Dental dams are latex or nitrile sheets that help keep the area being worked on out of the saliva.
They also protect small items from falling into the throat and being swallowed.

In brief: Protection
Dental dams are latex or nitrile sheets that help keep the area being worked on out of the saliva.
They also protect small items from falling into the throat and being swallowed.
Dr. Guy Hanson
Dr. Guy Hanson
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: A protective barrier
Dental dams are essentially a thin latex or nitrile sheet that is held in place via a tiny clamp around a tooth and a special frame.
The purpose of this 'dam' is to isolate the tooth the dentist is working on. This aids in decreasing the chance of having bacteria, saliva, etc. Contaminate the area. Also, it helps prevent tiny instruments from being swallowed. Keep smiling !

In brief: A protective barrier
Dental dams are essentially a thin latex or nitrile sheet that is held in place via a tiny clamp around a tooth and a special frame.
The purpose of this 'dam' is to isolate the tooth the dentist is working on. This aids in decreasing the chance of having bacteria, saliva, etc. Contaminate the area. Also, it helps prevent tiny instruments from being swallowed. Keep smiling !
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Tooth Dam Isolation
Rubber, vinyl dental dams are used to isolate teeth to be treated from the rest of the patient and their mouth.
They protect the patient's tongue, lips, cheeks, other teeth from the dental drill solutions and materials used in dental care. They also enhance superior care as the dds is free to treat the tooth and not have to deal with a wandering tongue cheek or lips. The dds can also see great.

In brief: Tooth Dam Isolation
Rubber, vinyl dental dams are used to isolate teeth to be treated from the rest of the patient and their mouth.
They protect the patient's tongue, lips, cheeks, other teeth from the dental drill solutions and materials used in dental care. They also enhance superior care as the dds is free to treat the tooth and not have to deal with a wandering tongue cheek or lips. The dds can also see great.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dr. Robert Devin
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: A rubber sheet
Dental dams are thin rubber sheets that get holes put in it to allow the teeth to be worked on poke thru.
They do keep the area of work generally dry, don't let materials fall down your throat and help with many procedures. They sometimes do make a patient feel like they can breathe and can hurt if a dental dam clamp is placed around the tooth after the numbing wears off. But, they do work. Earl.

In brief: A rubber sheet
Dental dams are thin rubber sheets that get holes put in it to allow the teeth to be worked on poke thru.
They do keep the area of work generally dry, don't let materials fall down your throat and help with many procedures. They sometimes do make a patient feel like they can breathe and can hurt if a dental dam clamp is placed around the tooth after the numbing wears off. But, they do work. Earl.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dr. Allan Hawryluk
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