Endodontic ttt can not be expressed properly
unless the moisture in the mouth is properly
A. Provides comfort to the
B. Protect patients from
C. Protect patients soft
tissues by retracting
A. A dry clean operative
B. Infection control
C. Increased accessibility to
D. Improved properties of
E. Improved visibility & less
fogging of mirror
F. Prevents contamination
of tooth preparation.
1. Rubber Dam
2. Cotton rolls & cellulose wafers
3. Throat shields
4. High volume evacuators & saliva ejector
5. Mirror & evacuator tip retractor
6. Mouth props
7. Air Water syringe
8. Cheek retractor
A. Act as a raincoat for the tooth.
B. Complete, long term moisture
C. Maximizes access and visibility.
D. Clean dry field while working.
E. Protect lips, cheeks & tongue
by keeping them aside.
F. Prevents accidental swallowing
or aspiration of foreign bodies.
G. Improves the properties of
A. Takes time to be applied.
B. Communication with the
patient can be difficult.
C. Incorrect use may damage
D. Insecure clamps can be
swallowed or aspirated.
• Advantage • Disadvantage
Allergic to latex
Extremely malpositioned teeth
Third molar (in some cases)
Cotton rolls, gauze & cellulose wafers absorbents are
helpful for short period of isolation of the teeth
especially where rubber dam application is not
Usually placed in Buccal & lingual sulcus specially
where salivary gland ducts exit, to as to absorb saliva.
Throat shield is important specially when the
maxillary tooth is being treated.
An unfold gauze is stretched over the tongue and
posterior part of the mouth.
Avoid aspiration of restorations.
It is used to remove water from air motor with high
Also helps in retracting the soft tissues.
A secondary function of the mirror and evacuator tip is
to retract the cheek, lip & tongue
Mouth prop is also used to establish & maintain a
suitable mouth opening, thus help in tooth
preparation of posterior tooth.
It is placed on the opposite to treatment side.
Provides sufficient mouth opening for longer times.
They are used to expand the mouth opening.
This is usually use when working on the gingival
border of upper & lower front teeth and for the
adjustment of orthodontic bands.
By air water syringe an air blast can be useful to dry
tooth and soft tissue during examination or used
The use of drugs to control salivation is rarely
indicated in restorative therapy, and is generally
limited to atropine.
Contraindicated for nursing mothers, and patients
By all these we can achieve a
moisture free mouth for better
operative and endodontic
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Pickard’s manual of Operative Dentistry
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