Rubber Dam ApplicationSalih ÖNDER
Developed for use in endodontic treatments, Rubber-Dam is an elastic thin drape made of flexible plastic material. If a completely dry environment is required during the treatment of the patient, it is preferred to use Rubber-Dam. Rubber-Dam, which is preferred in restorations such as Inley-Onley, aesthetic fillings, root canal treatments, tooth whitening applications and amalgam filling removal, acts as a barrier between teeth and saliva. A hygienic and brighter working environment is provided thanks to this thin cover, which is used to exclude the entire mouth area of the patient, except for the tooth to be treated.
What are the Advantages of Using Rubber-Dam?
Rubber-Dam is a necessary application for the comfort of both the patient and the dentist. In this way, it is possible to prevent the contact of the materials used with the patient’s mouth or to cut the contact of the instruments with the soft tissues other than the applied tooth. Thanks to Rubber-Dam, which prevents the solutions used from being swallowed by the patient, the comfort of the patient is ensured, while the dentist can see the treatment area more easily. It is very useful to use Rubber-Dam in order to control the humidity in the mouth during adhesive applications. In this way, it can be ensured that the soft tissues in the gum and mouth are protected from the chemical materials used. Rubber-Dam is also very useful in terms of allowing the physician to see the patient’s mouth better and keeping the patient’s mouth open for a longer period of time. It has been seen that the use of Rubber-Dam provides positive contributions in terms of the performance of the restoration.
How to Use Rubber-Dam?
Rubber-Dam application is performed by a specialist dentist. The tooth area to be applied on the thin elastic cover is marked and a hole is opened. In order to work comfortably, metal holders are placed on the teeth that are exposed through these holes. With the stretching of the rubber cover, the chemical liquids formed during the treatment cannot enter the mouth, and the saliva formed in the mouth cannot reach the working area. The possibility of infection of the environment, which is excluded from bacteria, is also reduced to a minimum. On the other hand, the working fluid accumulated on the drape can be easily removed by the dentist or assistant over the drape. This not only provides a comfortable working environment, but also minimizes the potential transmission of infective agents between the patient and the physician.
Does Using Rubber-Dam Give You Discomfort?
Contrary to some misperceptions, it has been reported that the use of Rubber-Dam is comfortable by the patients who have experienced it. It was determined that the patients did not feel any discomfort from the use of Rubber-Dam during dental treatment, and the dentists worked more comfortably. According to scientific research, the use of Rubber-Dam is of great importance in terms of a healthy treatment. With the widespread use of Rubber-Dam in recent years, the awareness and approach on this issue also yields more positive results. In addition to the use of advanced technological devices in Dental Group Hospitadent and its branches, the most effective solutions are applied for the comfort of the patient and the healthy conduct of the treatment process. It is seen that the harmony of Dental Group Hospitadent specialists and patients accelerates the treatment process during the treatments where quality materials are used and personalized solutions are offered.
Mercury Vapor Can Be Insulated With Rubber-Dam
It has been determined that the use of Rubber-Dam is very effective in the isolation of mercury vapor, especially during the removal of amalgam fillings. The negative effects of mercury released during the removal of amalgam restorations using Rubber-Dam on patients have been scientifically proven. According to these scientific studies, it was observed that the mercury values in the blood plasma of the patients who used Rubber-Dam during the treatment were lower than the mercury values in the blood plasmas of the patients who were exposed to the applications without the use of Rubber-Dam. Dental Group Hospitadent specialists, who care about dental health, give their patients aesthetic smiles and take care to protect them from harmful effects that may affect their general health. Dental Group Hospitadent wishes its patients healthy days and smiles.