Saturday, 19 February 2011

Rubber Dam

What is rubber dam?
thin squares of latex rubber. Silicone versions are available for those with latex allergies.

The main function is to isolate the tooth being treated from its environment, in particular from the bacteria in the oral cavity

Tips on applying RB:
  1. pin the hole according to your tooth size.for me I prefer to be using smaller size hole so that the rubber dam can easily held in CEJ(cemento enamel junction)
  2. put wax around the hole:for easy insertion of tooth and prevention of tearing apart the RB
  3. distance between each hole must be minimum as possible to ensure a fitting and doesn't hurt the pt gums.However,the isolation should be adequate(means no hole etc)
  4. OH,before u punch the RB make sure the RB puncher cleaned and make sure the hole is empty.
Take care..BUB BYE!!

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