What is the dental dam clamp used for?
The dental dam is anchored around the crown of the tooth using a metal clamp to seal and secure the rubber dam sheet to the tooth or teeth that are receiving treatment during the dental procedure. The clamps come in a variety of shapes and sizes which suit the anatomy of the different teeth in the mouth.
What’s the purpose of rubber dam clamp forceps?
Used to place holes in rubber dam material to permit the passage of the dam over the crowns of the teeth. The handles are squeezed together and the plunger (punch) creates a hole in the rubber dam material. It is typically designed to create various hole sizes.
Why do dentists use a rubber dam?
Advantages of Dental Dams As we know, the primary reason dental professionals use a dental dam is to stop oral bacteria from entering the exposed area inside the tooth and contaminating the root chamber.
Why do dentists use rubber dams?
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.
Why do dentists use dental dams?
As we know, the primary reason dental professionals use a dental dam is to stop oral bacteria from entering the exposed area inside the tooth and contaminating the root chamber.
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 happens when one squeezes the handles of a dental dam forceps?
After squeezing the spring-action forceps, the operator holds the forceps in position with the sliding bar. The operator will squeeze the handles again to release the dental dam clamp. Notice the position of the beaks, which keeps the operator from having to rotate the forceps to place the clamp in position.
What is used to stabilize the dental dam to the tooth?
DAM CLAMPS A dental dam clamp is used to stabilize the dental dam. The dam clamp holds the dental dam secure on the end nearest the tooth that is being treated.
Do dentists still use dental dams?
Commonly, endodontists use these dams for root canal therapy and similar procedures that benefit from tooth isolation. Dentists may occasionally use them for inserting fillings, too. Construction of the dental dam may be either latex or non-latex.
Can a dental clamp break a tooth?
20 Clamps tend to crack porcelain crowns, break at the bow and pose an aspiration or ingestion danger. 3 The clamps and dam can cause further damage when placed on teeth that are poorly shaped, partially erupted, decayed (gingivally) and in tight contact with each other.