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What are mouth props and rubber dams used for?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Sam Shahoveisi
Dentistry

In brief: Ease and Saftey

Props are used to help patient keep open, dams are used to keep the area clean and prevent anything from going down the throat.

In brief: Ease and Saftey

Props are used to help patient keep open, dams are used to keep the area clean and prevent anything from going down the throat.
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Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: For isolation

The mouth prop is used to keep your jaw in a steady position while we do our work.
I use them every day on every patient that will allow me to. It ensures that the patient does not move their jaw and cause me to injure them with a handpiece that speeds at 400, 000 revolutions in a minute. The rubber dam is another method of isolation, it helps the doctor to keep a more sterile field.

In brief: For isolation

The mouth prop is used to keep your jaw in a steady position while we do our work.
I use them every day on every patient that will allow me to. It ensures that the patient does not move their jaw and cause me to injure them with a handpiece that speeds at 400, 000 revolutions in a minute. The rubber dam is another method of isolation, it helps the doctor to keep a more sterile field.
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In brief: Mouth props

Mouth props or bite blocks are to help the patient relax the jaw during dental procedures.
They don't have to strain to keep their mouth open as the prop will keep the mouth open. This is also good for the dentist as it allows consist access to the oral cavity. A dental rubber dam is a barrier to keep things from being accidentally swallowed and to keep the dental area clear and moisture-free.

In brief: Mouth props

Mouth props or bite blocks are to help the patient relax the jaw during dental procedures.
They don't have to strain to keep their mouth open as the prop will keep the mouth open. This is also good for the dentist as it allows consist access to the oral cavity. A dental rubber dam is a barrier to keep things from being accidentally swallowed and to keep the dental area clear and moisture-free.
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Dr. Greg Rubin
Dentistry

In brief: Root canal treatment

Mouth props and rubber dams are used mainly for root canal procedures to isolate the tooth from the oral cavity to prevent potential reinfection of the tooth, also to perform several other dental procedures, mainly when patients have hard time to keep their mouth open, mouth prop may help.

In brief: Root canal treatment

Mouth props and rubber dams are used mainly for root canal procedures to isolate the tooth from the oral cavity to prevent potential reinfection of the tooth, also to perform several other dental procedures, mainly when patients have hard time to keep their mouth open, mouth prop may help.
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