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What is a rubber dam for?

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In brief: Isolation

Rubber dams are used during fillings, root canals, and crowns to isolate the teeth being worked on from the rest of the mouth.
This helps keep them dry which allows filling material to work better. It also keeps bacteria in your saliva from contaminating the teeth. Best of all, rubber dams prevent you from swallowing material and by products used and generated during these procedures.

In brief: Isolation

Rubber dams are used during fillings, root canals, and crowns to isolate the teeth being worked on from the rest of the mouth.
This helps keep them dry which allows filling material to work better. It also keeps bacteria in your saliva from contaminating the teeth. Best of all, rubber dams prevent you from swallowing material and by products used and generated during these procedures.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dr. Dominick Curalli
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Protecvtion

This is used in dentistry to isolate the area upon which they are working for hygiene and comfort.

In brief: Protecvtion

This is used in dentistry to isolate the area upon which they are working for hygiene and comfort.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Lon Kessler
Dentistry

In brief: Isolates tooth

A rubber dam is used to keep the tooth dry so that the dental filling material will adhere to the tooth better. It is also used to keep the tooth isolated from bacteria , especially with root canal treatment.

In brief: Isolates tooth

A rubber dam is used to keep the tooth dry so that the dental filling material will adhere to the tooth better. It is also used to keep the tooth isolated from bacteria , especially with root canal treatment.
Dr. Lon Kessler
Dr. Lon Kessler
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