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reasons for using the dental dam
serves as an important infection control barrier, guards the patient's mouth form debris, dental materials, or other liquids during treatment, protects patient from accidentally aspirtating or swallowing debris, protects tooth from contamination from saliva or or debris, improves access by retracting the lips, tongue, and gingiva
color of dental dam
wide range of colors from light to dark, including green, blue, pastels, also scented and flavored
dental dam frame
a frame or holder is necessary to stabilize and stretch the dam so that it fits tightly around the teeth and is out of the operator's way
stainless steel U shaped holder with sharp projections on it's outer margin's, placed on the outside of the dam and is stretched over the projection of the frame, the patient feels comfortable by holding it away from the patient's face
round plastic frame, has sharp projections on it's outer margin, placed outside the dam and the dam is stretched over the projection
is water soluble and is placed on the underside of the dam to help the dam material slide over the teeth and through the interproximal spaces
dental dam stamp
the ____ ____ _____ and inkpad are used to mark the dental dam with predetermined markings for the average adult and pediatric arches
dental dam template
which has holes where the teeth should be marked, provides more flexibility when one or more teeth in the arch are out of alignment
dental dam forceps
the beaks of the forceps fit into holes on the jaws of the clamp, a sliding bar keeps the handles of the forceps in a fixed position while the clamp is being held and positioned on the tooth, the handles are squeezed to release the clamp, the beaks of the forceps are turned toward the arch being treated
dental dam clamps
the ___ ___ ____ are the primary means of anchoring and stabilizing the dental dam
the ___ encircle the tooth and are shaped into four prongs, all four prongs must be firmly seated on the tooth to create the facial to lingual balance necessary to stabilize the clamp
fitting the dental dam clamp
the jaws of the clamps are designed to fit on the cervical area of the tooth below the height of contour and at or slighly below the CEJ
anterior dental dam clamps
used to retract the gingiva on the facial surface, improves visiblitiy for the restoration of the cervical class 5 cavities, permits isolation of an anterior tooth during endodontic treatment
dental floss should always be attached to the bow , it is an important safety step that must always be done, the ligature makes it easy to retrieve a clamp if it should accidentally fall off the tooth
displaced out of line, especially teeth displaced from normal relation to the line of the dental arch
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