What is a rubber dam clamp forceps?
Rubber Dam Clamp Forceps are used to open the clamp and position it around the tooth allowing the user to apply direct pressure to the clamp. 17cm (6 1/2″).
When placing a rubber dam clamp What is important?
Clamp Placement: When approaching the patient the clamp should be held firmly in the forceps with one hand, and the floss held in the other hand. When seating the clamp onto the tooth adequate visualization is essential.
Why do dentists use a rubber dam?
The rubber dam retracts and protects lips, cheeks, tongue, and even the gums. Retraction of soft tissue for better visibility. This also allows the dentist and assistant to focus more of their attention on your tooth and the procedure.
Can you breathe through a dental dam?
When you have a dental dam in place, you will breathe through your mouth around the material’s sides and nose. If you have latex allergies, let the practitioner know to ensure that you get a non-latex dental dam. You will be more comfortable during and after the procedure by having a nonreactive rubber dam.
What does it mean when a dental dam clamp has a W next to the number?
There are two types of clamps: winged and wingless. Winged clamps have projections at the jaws, while wingless do not. A wingless clamp is designated by a “W” which precedes its number. An “A” following the number identifies a clamp with subgingival jaws.
Can I refuse a dental dam?
The American Association of Endodontists has mandated that the use of a dental dam during root canal therapy is the standard of care. This means that if a dentist or endodontist does not use a dental dam during your root canal procedure they are negligent and in violation of the standard of care.
Can you swallow with a rubber dam?
You the patient can easily swallow normal flow of saliva with no fear of swallowing any of the materials used by the dentist such as filling materials, dental cements or even dental instruments that might fracture during use.
What are the different types of rubber dam clamps?
The B1,B2,B3 wingless rubber dam clamps are used for prepped molars, partially erupted molars or small molars. Consider using some of the clamps if you need to deliver a posterior ceramic restoration & require adequate isolation. The B4 clamp is useful to isolate anterior teeth or premolars during delivery of ceramic veneers & crowns.
How to use 12a/13a rubber dam clamps?
As a review, the 12A/13A clamps are incredibly useful clamps that help provide proper rubber dam isolation. After preparing the rubber dam sheet and punching the necessary holes, you can move on to rubber dam application.
How do you use the “No 2” clamp?
The “No 2” clamp from the hygienic fiesta kit can be used as an anchor clamp to provide more visibility & access as your work. It is typically positioned on the contralateral premolar w/out perforating the rubber dam. Once again, thank you to Dr. Calin Pop for organizing & reassembling my rubber dam clamps in a way that makes sense.
What is the best rubber dam clamp for posterior quadrants?
Rubber dam application for the posterior quadrants follow similar principles as the anterior sextant. However, it is critical to have a master clamp that anchors to the molars. As a review, the 12A/13A clamps are incredibly useful clamps that help provide proper rubber dam isolation.