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Presented by:
Piyush Verma
Dept of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
Contents
 Introduction
 Goals of isolation
 Advantage of isolation
 Methods of isolation
 Direct methods
 Indirect m...
Introduction
 good accessibility and visibility
, adequate room for instrumentation
 Necessary for easy manipulation and...
Goals of isolation
 Moisture control
 Retraction and access
 Harm prevention
 Safe and aseptic operating field
 Preve...
Advantages of isolation
Patient related:
A. Provides comfort
B. Protect from swallowing or aspirating foreign
bodies
C. Pr...
Operator related:
A. dry clean operative field
B. Infection control
C. Increased accessibility to operative site
D. Improv...
Methods of isolation
 Direct method :
 Rubber dam
 Cotton rolls & cellulose wafers
 Dri-angle
 Gauze piece
 Suction ...
 Rubber dam
 One of the most effective means of isolating teeth
 Developed by SC Barnum in 1864
 Advantages of rubber dam
Increases visibility & accessibility
Provides a dry field
Effectively retracts tongue, cheek...
Case reports
 Panse A et al, 2012 – presented 3 cases of ingestion of
dental objects in 3 children in which rubber dam wa...
 Case 1
X ray shows a bur at the level of L4 Vertebra in left lumbar region in a 4 yrs
child, aspirated during access cav...
 Case 2
X ray shows a finishing bur at the level of L5 vertebra in left lumbar region in a
6 yrs old male child, aspirate...
 Case 3
X ray shows an airoter cap at the level of L5 vertebra in left lumbar region
 Disadvantages of rubber dam
 Takes time to be applied
 Communication with the patient can be difficult
 Incorrect use...
 Contraindications
 child with upper respiratory tract
infection, congestion of nasal passage or nasal
obstruction
 Pre...
 Armamentarium
 Rubber dam sheet
 Rubber dam template
 Rubber dam punch
 Rubber dam clamps
 Rubber dam forceps
 Rub...
Rubber dam sheet
 made of latex or non-latex.
Available in 2 sizes- ❶ 5”*5”
❷ 6”*6”
Available in varying thickness
 Th...
Light and dark sheets are available, may be
flavored for the children
Has a shiny and dull surface, dull side will be
fa...
Rubber dam template
 Have positions of the teeth
marked on them and are used to
transfer them to the rubber dam
sheet for...
Rubber dam punch
 Used to make the holes in
the sheet through which the
teeth can be isolated
 Common hole placement problems
 Holes punched too close together – holes pull
away from teeth causing leakage
 Holes p...
Rubber dam clamps
 Made of shiny & dull stainless steel
 consists of a bow & 2 jaws
 Aid in anchoring the dam to the
to...
 Frequently used clamps
used in pediatric
dentistry :
 12A clamp -- maxillary left second
primary molar and the
mandibul...
 2A clamp -- first primary molars
 14 clamp -- fully erupted permanent
molars
 14A clamp -- partially erupted
permanent...
 Clamps for front teeth
Ivory # 6
Ivory # 15
Ivory # 212SIvory # 90N
Ivory # 9
Dental floss
After selecting the appropriate
clamp place a 12 inch piece of
dental floss on the bow of the
clamp to aid i...
Rubber dam clamp forceps
Used for placement and
removal of retainer from the
tooth.
Types of forceps
Brewer 246-046
Stockes 246-047
Ivory 246-048
White 246-051
Plamer 246-052
Grooves on their outer surfaces to ensure positive location
of the clamp during expansion & placement.
Rubber dam frame
 maintains the border of the dam in position
 Support the edges of the rubber dam
 Retract the soft ti...
 Plastic frame :
 Nygard-Ostby frame
 U-shaped frame made of plastic
 Because of its shape, exerts less
tension on the...
 Metal frame :
 Young frame
 U-shaped metal frame with
small metal projections for
securing borders of the
rubber dam.
Modifications
Le Cadre Articule rubber
dam frame (articulated
frame)
 Developed in France by Dr. G
Saveur
 Curved to fi...
Handidam (Aseptico,
Woodenville)
 Has a built in foldable
radiolucent frame and a plastic
tube inserted in prepared hole...
 Advantages
 Pre-framed, flexible design facilitates access to
the oral cavity for suction, X-ray films, or digital X-
r...
 Quick dam
 Comes with an attached flexible
plastic frame or rim that supports
dam intraorally
Effective in saliva cont...
 Advantages
 Quick & easy placement
 No metal clamps or frames
 Highly flexible
 Instidam (Zirc company)
 Simple & effective isolation
system
 It is a pre punched rubber
dam mounted on a frame
 Comp...
 Advantages :
 Non threatening & comfortable to patient
 Very stretchable
 Tear resistant
 Provides easy visibility
...
Lubricants
 Before positioning the dam
– lubricate the inner surface
well with Vaseline or soap so
that sheet will slide ...
Rubber dam napkins
 Prevent direct contact
between the rubber sheet &
patient’s cheek
 Absorb saliva that
accumulate ben...
Preparation of the patient for
rubber dam
The dam can be presented
as a ‘raincoat’ that keeps
the tooth dry and held on
by...
 Step 1 : Testing and
lubricating the proximal
contacts
 Dental floss is used to test the inter
proximal contact and rem...
 Step 2 : Punching the holes
 Step 3 : Lubricating the
dam
 lubricate both sides of the rubber
dam in the area of punched hole
using a cotton role or...
 Step 4 : Selecting the
clamp
 operator receive the rubber dam
retainer forceps with the selected
retainer and floss tie...
 Step 5: Testing the retainers
stability and retention
 Test the retainers stability and
retention by lifting gently in ...
 Step 6: Placement
 3 techniques :
 Dam first
 Clamp first
 Dam & clamp together
 Dam first
Finger tip is introduced in the dam opening to better illustrate the patient
the functions of this rubber sheet
Assistant’s hands position the dam directly around the tooth to be
treated
The dentist positions the clamp
With assistance dentist positions Young’s frame
 Disadvantages
 Procedure is often difficult
 Especially in posterior areas or particularly small
mouths
 Clamp first
Clamp positioned on the tooth
Rubber sheet has been slid below the clamp, already in place
 Disadvantages :
 Difficult procedure
 Chances of dislodgement and aspiration of clamp
while placing rubber dam
 Clamp & dam together
Rubber sheet is punched with a rubber dam punch
Rubber dam is stretched
over the wings of selected
clamp
Dam & clamp placed in position in patient’s mouth, with
the help of an assistant
Young’s frame is positioned to produce tension in the dam
Using an instrument dam is slipped beneath the clamp
wings
 Advantages :
 Not a difficult procedure to perform
 Very less chances of dislodgement of the clamp
 Most commomly use...
 General rule for
limited isolation
Include one tooth
posterior & 2 teeth
anterior to the tooth
being operated on
Limite...
 Step 7 : Passing the septa
through contacts
 Use waxed dental tape to pass the
dam through the contacts
 Tape is prefe...
 Step 8 : Using a saliva
ejector
 Use of saliva ejector is
optional because most
patient usually prefer to
swallow the s...
 Step 9 : Confirming a
properly applied rubber dam
 Properly applied rubber dam is
securely positioned and
comfortable t...
 Step 10 : Checking for accessibilty &
visibilty
 Check to see that the completed rubber dam provides
maximal access and...
Removal of dam
 Step 1 : Cutting the septa
Stretch the dam facially ,
pulling the septal rubber away
from the gingival t...
 Step 2 : Removing the retainer
 Engage the retainer forceps with retainer &
remove it
 Step 3 : Removing the
dam
After the retainer is
removed ,release the
dam from the anterior
anchor tooth and remove
the ...
 Step 4 : Wiping the lips
Wipe the patient lip with the napkin immediately
after the dam and frame are removed
 Prevent...
 Step 5: Rinsing the mouth & massaging the tissues
Rinse the teeth and the high volume evacuator
 Massage the tissues a...
 Step 6 : Examining the
dam
 Lay the teeth of rubber dam
over a light -colored flat
surface or hold it up to the
operati...
Cleaning of clamps after use
 Cleaning –
Clamps should be rinsed & cleaned immediately after
the procedure
Failure to c...
 Sterilization –
 Important to remove excess restorative material
from the clamp before sterilization as it may
damage t...
 Care –
 Do not bend or distort the clamp
 Do not let clamps get scratched by other clamps or
instruments
 When using ...
Errors in application & removal of
rubber dam
 Off center arch form
May not adequately shield the
patient’s oral cavity, allowing
foreign matter to escape down
patien...
 Inappropriate retainer
 May be :
 Too small resulting in occasional breakage when
the jaws are overspread
 Unstable o...
 Retainer pinched tissue
 Jaws & prongs of the retainer usually slightly
depress the tissues but should never pinch or
i...
 Shredded or torn dam
 care should be taken to prevent tearing the dam
during hole punching or passing the septa through...
 Incorrect technique for cutting the septa
 May result in cutting soft tissues or tearing of
septa
Stretching the septa...
 Precautions :
 Rubber dam should not obstruct patient’s airway thus
should not cover his nose
 Holes should be prepare...
Latex allergy
 Latex – products made from the milky fluid of the
rubber tree ‘Hevea brasiliensis’
 Caused by continuous ...
 Types of latex reactions :
 Type 4 reaction
 Contact dermatitis
 Thought to be caused by chemicals
added to the latex...
 Type 1 reactions :
 Appear to be caused by protein found in
natural rubber latex
 Generally takes pace within seconds ...
Case report
 Raggio DP et al, 2010 –
 9 yr old female patient
 First contact with latex happened on her first birthday
...
Vinyl gloves were used
Vinyl gloves as an alternative to rubber
dam
metallic saliva ejector
 Identification of clients at risk
 Clients who have experienced rash, itching, swelling, nose or
eye irritation or shor...
 Precautions for the latex sensitive patients
 Take thorough medical history
 Refer the patient to physician for latex ...
 Cotton rolls & cellulose wafers
 Available in different diameters, cut to
variant lengths & have plain or woven
surface...
Advantage – Slight retraction of cheeks aiding
in visibility & access
Precaution:
 Moisten the cotton rolls & cellulose...
 Gauze piece or throat
shields
 Indicated when there is danger
of aspirating or swallowing
small objects, when rubber
da...
Gauze sponge unfolded & spread over the tongue&
posterior part of the mouth
Advantage –
 Better tolerated by delicate t...
 Dri – angle
 A thin, absorbent, cellulose triangle
 Unique replacement on the cotton roll in
the parotid area
 Covers...
 Saliva ejector & high
volume evacuating
equipment
 Saliva ejector prevent
pooling of saliva in the floor
of the mouth
...
 Types of saliva ejectors :
 Metallic –
 Autoclavable
 Rubber tip to avoid irritating delicate tissues on
floor of the...
Metallic saliva ejector
Plastic saliva ejector
 Requirements :
Tip should always be molded to face backwards
with a slight upward curvature
Floor of the mouth under t...
 Advantages
 Provides an adequate dry field
 No dehydration of oral tissues
 Precautions
 Should be disinfected after...
 Retraction cords
 Used for isolation & retraction in direct
procedures of treatment of accessible
sub gingival area
 D...
 3 sizes :
Sizes Quality Diameter
Size 0 Super thin 0.45
Size 1 Thin 0.55
Size 2 Medium 0.8
 Advantages –
 May help restrict excessive restorative materials from
entering the gingival sulcus
 Provide better acce...
 Mouth props
 Can be potential aid for lengthy
appointment on posterior teeth
 Should maintain suitable
mouth opening
...
Block type Ratchet type
 Ideal characteristics -
Should be adaptable to all mouths
Should be easily positioned & removed with no patient
discom...
 Mouth mirror
 Secondary function -- Helps to retract cheeks,
lip & tongue in the absence of rubber dam
 Indirect methods :
 Local anaesthesia
 Drugs –
 Anti sialogogues (Atropine)
 Anti anxiety ( Diazepam)
Conclusion
A thorough knowledge of the preliminary procedures
reduces the physical strain on the dental team
associated wi...
References
Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry
Grossman’s Endodontic practice
Shobha tandon. Textbook o...
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  1. 1. Presented by: Piyush Verma Dept of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
  2. 2. Contents  Introduction  Goals of isolation  Advantage of isolation  Methods of isolation  Direct methods  Indirect methods • Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction  good accessibility and visibility , adequate room for instrumentation  Necessary for easy manipulation and insertion of restorative materials  This control is attained through isolation
  4. 4. Goals of isolation  Moisture control  Retraction and access  Harm prevention  Safe and aseptic operating field  Prevent accidental swallowing of restorative materials and instruments
  5. 5. Advantages of isolation Patient related: A. Provides comfort B. Protect from swallowing or aspirating foreign bodies C. Protect soft tissues by retracting them
  6. 6. Operator related: A. dry clean operative field B. Infection control C. Increased accessibility to operative site D. Improved properties of restorative materials E. Improved visibility & less fogging of mirror F. Prevents contamination of tooth preparation
  7. 7. Methods of isolation  Direct method :  Rubber dam  Cotton rolls & cellulose wafers  Dri-angle  Gauze piece  Suction devices  Gingival retraction cords  Mouth props  Mouth mirror
  8. 8.  Rubber dam  One of the most effective means of isolating teeth  Developed by SC Barnum in 1864
  9. 9.  Advantages of rubber dam Increases visibility & accessibility Provides a dry field Effectively retracts tongue, cheeks away from the field of operation Saves time Reduces the chances of injury to soft tissues Produces calming effect in children Protects against bad taste of the materials used Prevents any aspiration or ingestion of dental instruments
  10. 10. Case reports  Panse A et al, 2012 – presented 3 cases of ingestion of dental objects in 3 children in which rubber dam was not used
  11. 11.  Case 1 X ray shows a bur at the level of L4 Vertebra in left lumbar region in a 4 yrs child, aspirated during access cavity preparation of 55 with an airoter hand piece
  12. 12.  Case 2 X ray shows a finishing bur at the level of L5 vertebra in left lumbar region in a 6 yrs old male child, aspirated while finishing restoration in his decayed 64, 65
  13. 13.  Case 3 X ray shows an airoter cap at the level of L5 vertebra in left lumbar region
  14. 14.  Disadvantages of rubber dam  Takes time to be applied  Communication with the patient can be difficult  Incorrect use may damage porcelain crowns/gingival tissues  Insecure clamps can be swallowed or aspirated
  15. 15.  Contraindications  child with upper respiratory tract infection, congestion of nasal passage or nasal obstruction  Presence of some fixed orthodontic appliances  recently erupted tooth  Patients with allergy to latex  grossly carious teeth
  16. 16.  Armamentarium  Rubber dam sheet  Rubber dam template  Rubber dam punch  Rubber dam clamps  Rubber dam forceps  Rubber dam frame  Rubber dam napkin  Waxed dental floss  Scissors  Lubricants
  17. 17. Rubber dam sheet  made of latex or non-latex. Available in 2 sizes- ❶ 5”*5” ❷ 6”*6” Available in varying thickness  Thin – 0.15 mm  Medium – 0.20 mm  Heavy – 0.25 mm  Extra-heavy – 0.30 mm  Special heavy – 0.35mm
  18. 18. Light and dark sheets are available, may be flavored for the children Has a shiny and dull surface, dull side will be facing the occlusal side
  19. 19. Rubber dam template  Have positions of the teeth marked on them and are used to transfer them to the rubber dam sheet for holes to be punched
  20. 20. Rubber dam punch  Used to make the holes in the sheet through which the teeth can be isolated
  21. 21.  Common hole placement problems  Holes punched too close together – holes pull away from teeth causing leakage  Holes punched too far apart– dam bunches up between teeth  Holes position too low on the dam – dam covers patient’s eyes or nose  Holes position too high on dam – dam does not extend over upper lip
  22. 22. Rubber dam clamps  Made of shiny & dull stainless steel  consists of a bow & 2 jaws  Aid in anchoring the dam to the tooth & in soft tissue retraction  2 types :  Winged  Wingless Wingless Winged
  23. 23.  Frequently used clamps used in pediatric dentistry :  12A clamp -- maxillary left second primary molar and the mandibular right second primary molar  13A clamp -- maxillary right second primary molar and the mandibular left primary second molar. 12A clamp 13A clamp
  24. 24.  2A clamp -- first primary molars  14 clamp -- fully erupted permanent molars  14A clamp -- partially erupted permanent molars 2A clamp 14 clamp 14A clamp
  25. 25.  Clamps for front teeth Ivory # 6 Ivory # 15 Ivory # 212SIvory # 90N Ivory # 9
  26. 26. Dental floss After selecting the appropriate clamp place a 12 inch piece of dental floss on the bow of the clamp to aid in retrieval of the clamp if it is dislodged from the tooth and falls into the posterior pharyngeal area
  27. 27. Rubber dam clamp forceps Used for placement and removal of retainer from the tooth.
  28. 28. Types of forceps Brewer 246-046 Stockes 246-047 Ivory 246-048
  29. 29. White 246-051 Plamer 246-052
  30. 30. Grooves on their outer surfaces to ensure positive location of the clamp during expansion & placement.
  31. 31. Rubber dam frame  maintains the border of the dam in position  Support the edges of the rubber dam  Retract the soft tissues Available in metal and plastic
  32. 32.  Plastic frame :  Nygard-Ostby frame  U-shaped frame made of plastic  Because of its shape, exerts less tension on the dam  Easier to use  Requires no absorbent napkin, when taking radiographs  Stands away from face
  33. 33.  Metal frame :  Young frame  U-shaped metal frame with small metal projections for securing borders of the rubber dam.
  34. 34. Modifications Le Cadre Articule rubber dam frame (articulated frame)  Developed in France by Dr. G Saveur  Curved to fit the face and hinged in the middle to fold back  Advantage -- Allows easier access for radiographic film placement
  35. 35. Handidam (Aseptico, Woodenville)  Has a built in foldable radiolucent frame and a plastic tube inserted in prepared holes in rubber dam material to keep the dam open  Available in one size
  36. 36.  Advantages  Pre-framed, flexible design facilitates access to the oral cavity for suction, X-ray films, or digital X- ray sensors Extremely low protein content reduces patient irritation (<50 micrograms) Saves time–eliminates the need to remove and replace traditional dam during the procedure Greater patient acceptance
  37. 37.  Quick dam  Comes with an attached flexible plastic frame or rim that supports dam intraorally Effective in saliva control anterior part of the mouth than posterior part Has a pliable plastic frame around perimeter of the rubber dam
  38. 38.  Advantages  Quick & easy placement  No metal clamps or frames  Highly flexible
  39. 39.  Instidam (Zirc company)  Simple & effective isolation system  It is a pre punched rubber dam mounted on a frame  Compact design fits outside patient lips
  40. 40.  Advantages :  Non threatening & comfortable to patient  Very stretchable  Tear resistant  Provides easy visibility  Radiographs can be taken without removing the dam
  41. 41. Lubricants  Before positioning the dam – lubricate the inner surface well with Vaseline or soap so that sheet will slide better over the contours of the teeth, more easily overcome the contact areas & closely tightly around the cervix
  42. 42. Rubber dam napkins  Prevent direct contact between the rubber sheet & patient’s cheek  Absorb saliva that accumulate beneath the dam by capillary action  Indicated in cases of allergy to the rubber dam
  43. 43. Preparation of the patient for rubber dam The dam can be presented as a ‘raincoat’ that keeps the tooth dry and held on by a button (clamp) & kept straight by a coat hanger (frame)
  44. 44.  Step 1 : Testing and lubricating the proximal contacts  Dental floss is used to test the inter proximal contact and remove debris from the tooth to be isolated  Identifies any sharp edges of restoration or enamel that must be smoothened  Using waxed dental tape may lubricate tight contacts to facilitate dam placement
  45. 45.  Step 2 : Punching the holes
  46. 46.  Step 3 : Lubricating the dam  lubricate both sides of the rubber dam in the area of punched hole using a cotton role or gloved finger tip to apply the lubricant  lips and corner of the mouth may be lubricated with petroleum jelly or cocoa butter to prevent irritation
  47. 47.  Step 4 : Selecting the clamp  operator receive the rubber dam retainer forceps with the selected retainer and floss tie in position  free end of tie should exit from cheek side of the retainer  Care should be taken not to open the retainer more than necessary to secure it in the forceps
  48. 48.  Step 5: Testing the retainers stability and retention  Test the retainers stability and retention by lifting gently in an occlusal direction with a finger tip under the bow of the retainer  An improperly fitting retainer rocks or easily dislodged
  49. 49.  Step 6: Placement  3 techniques :  Dam first  Clamp first  Dam & clamp together
  50. 50.  Dam first Finger tip is introduced in the dam opening to better illustrate the patient the functions of this rubber sheet
  51. 51. Assistant’s hands position the dam directly around the tooth to be treated
  52. 52. The dentist positions the clamp
  53. 53. With assistance dentist positions Young’s frame
  54. 54.  Disadvantages  Procedure is often difficult  Especially in posterior areas or particularly small mouths
  55. 55.  Clamp first Clamp positioned on the tooth
  56. 56. Rubber sheet has been slid below the clamp, already in place
  57. 57.  Disadvantages :  Difficult procedure  Chances of dislodgement and aspiration of clamp while placing rubber dam
  58. 58.  Clamp & dam together Rubber sheet is punched with a rubber dam punch
  59. 59. Rubber dam is stretched over the wings of selected clamp
  60. 60. Dam & clamp placed in position in patient’s mouth, with the help of an assistant
  61. 61. Young’s frame is positioned to produce tension in the dam
  62. 62. Using an instrument dam is slipped beneath the clamp wings
  63. 63.  Advantages :  Not a difficult procedure to perform  Very less chances of dislodgement of the clamp  Most commomly used technique
  64. 64.  General rule for limited isolation Include one tooth posterior & 2 teeth anterior to the tooth being operated on Limited isolation for operating maxillary left 2nd premolar
  65. 65.  Step 7 : Passing the septa through contacts  Use waxed dental tape to pass the dam through the contacts  Tape is preferred over floss because  wider dimension more effectively carries rubber septa through contacts  not likely to cut the septa  Waxed variety makes passage easier & decreases chances for cutting holes in the septa
  66. 66.  Step 8 : Using a saliva ejector  Use of saliva ejector is optional because most patient usually prefer to swallow the saliva  Salivation greatly reduced when profound anaesthesia is obtained
  67. 67.  Step 9 : Confirming a properly applied rubber dam  Properly applied rubber dam is securely positioned and comfortable to the patient
  68. 68.  Step 10 : Checking for accessibilty & visibilty  Check to see that the completed rubber dam provides maximal access and visibility for the operative procedure
  69. 69. Removal of dam  Step 1 : Cutting the septa Stretch the dam facially , pulling the septal rubber away from the gingival tissue and tooth  Protect the under lying tissue by placing the finger tip beneath the septum
  70. 70.  Step 2 : Removing the retainer  Engage the retainer forceps with retainer & remove it
  71. 71.  Step 3 : Removing the dam After the retainer is removed ,release the dam from the anterior anchor tooth and remove the dam and frame simultaneously
  72. 72.  Step 4 : Wiping the lips Wipe the patient lip with the napkin immediately after the dam and frame are removed  Prevents saliva from getting on to the patient’s face
  73. 73.  Step 5: Rinsing the mouth & massaging the tissues Rinse the teeth and the high volume evacuator  Massage the tissues around the anchor teeth to enhance the circulation
  74. 74.  Step 6 : Examining the dam  Lay the teeth of rubber dam over a light -colored flat surface or hold it up to the operating light to determine that no portion of the rubber dam has remained between or around the teeth  Such a remnant would cause gingival inflammation
  75. 75. Cleaning of clamps after use  Cleaning – Clamps should be rinsed & cleaned immediately after the procedure Failure to clean will decrease the life of the clamp & can result in staining & corroding  Rinse & remove excess material before ultrasonic cleaning  Allow clamps to dry
  76. 76.  Sterilization –  Important to remove excess restorative material from the clamp before sterilization as it may damage the clamp Autoclave – 15 min at 130°C/266°F • Inspection –  Inspect the clamp for wear, distortion or damage  Discard if distorted
  77. 77.  Care –  Do not bend or distort the clamp  Do not let clamps get scratched by other clamps or instruments  When using obturation techniques involving sodium hypochlorite, immediately rinse clamps with water after the clamp is removed
  78. 78. Errors in application & removal of rubber dam
  79. 79.  Off center arch form May not adequately shield the patient’s oral cavity, allowing foreign matter to escape down patient’s throat May result in an excess dam material superiorly that may occlude patient’s nasal airway Superior border of dam may me folded or cut from around patient’s nose
  80. 80.  Inappropriate retainer  May be :  Too small resulting in occasional breakage when the jaws are overspread  Unstable on the anchor tooth  Impinge on soft tissues  An appropriate retainer should maintain a stable four point contact with the anchor tooth
  81. 81.  Retainer pinched tissue  Jaws & prongs of the retainer usually slightly depress the tissues but should never pinch or impinge on it
  82. 82.  Shredded or torn dam  care should be taken to prevent tearing the dam during hole punching or passing the septa through contact
  83. 83.  Incorrect technique for cutting the septa  May result in cutting soft tissues or tearing of septa Stretching the septa away from gingiva, protecting the lip & cheek with an index finger, using curved beak scissors decreases the risk
  84. 84.  Precautions :  Rubber dam should not obstruct patient’s airway thus should not cover his nose  Holes should be prepared in rubber dam for patients with upper respiratory tract obstruction  Patients with allergy to latex –  Latex free rubber dam should be used  Rubber dam napkin can be used
  85. 85. Latex allergy  Latex – products made from the milky fluid of the rubber tree ‘Hevea brasiliensis’  Caused by continuous contact with the natural rubber latex products  E.g.- rubber gloves, rubber dam, bite blocks, ortho elastics, rubber stoppers, prophy cups  It is essential that dental health care professionals are aware of the warning signs & keep a watchful eye for those signs in patients & themselves
  86. 86.  Types of latex reactions :  Type 4 reaction  Contact dermatitis  Thought to be caused by chemicals added to the latex during processing  Reactions take up 2 days to develop  Symptoms : swelling & redness of skin, cracked, itchy & dry skin
  87. 87.  Type 1 reactions :  Appear to be caused by protein found in natural rubber latex  Generally takes pace within seconds to minutes after exposure  Can cause life threatening anaphylaxis, low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, difficulty in breathing & even death  Symptoms : Hives, Wheezing, Running nose, itchy eyes, tingling of the lips, swelling of eyelids, light headedness, difficulty in breathing
  88. 88. Case report  Raggio DP et al, 2010 –  9 yr old female patient  First contact with latex happened on her first birthday party with a balloon, resulting in swelling on body  According to mother’s report – presented strong reaction after contact with latex gloves during laboratory blood test, proved NRL allergy
  89. 89. Vinyl gloves were used Vinyl gloves as an alternative to rubber dam metallic saliva ejector
  90. 90.  Identification of clients at risk  Clients who have experienced rash, itching, swelling, nose or eye irritation or shortness of breath after contact with any latex product ( balloons, erasers, gloves, rubber dam)  Clients with spina bifida, eczema, banana, chestnut or avocado allergies  Clients with frequent or prolonged hospital treatment or multiple surgeries  Clients with frequent occupational exposure to latex products
  91. 91.  Precautions for the latex sensitive patients  Take thorough medical history  Refer the patient to physician for latex sensitive testing  Emergency medical kit with non latex airway bags, mask, bandages & tape should be available  Schedule latex sensitive patients as the first patient of the day  Use glass syringes over plastic or pre-filled or single use syringes since plunger may contain rubber  Use non latex devices (gloves, dams ,etc) & rubber dam napkins  If a reaction occurs, discontinue the treatment & observe the patient for at least 20 min, medical intervention may be needed
  92. 92.  Cotton rolls & cellulose wafers  Available in different diameters, cut to variant lengths & have plain or woven surfaces  Stabilized & held sublingually with specific holders or with an anchoring rubber dam clamp  Can be applied without holders, over or lateral to salivary gland orifices  Cellulose wafers provide additional absorbency
  93. 93. Advantage – Slight retraction of cheeks aiding in visibility & access Precaution:  Moisten the cotton rolls & cellulose wafers while removing to prevent inadvertent removal of epithelium from cheeks, floor of mouth or lips
  94. 94.  Gauze piece or throat shields  Indicated when there is danger of aspirating or swallowing small objects, when rubber dam is not being used Used in pieces of 2”x2” or larger  Particularly important when treating teeth in maxillary arch
  95. 95. Gauze sponge unfolded & spread over the tongue& posterior part of the mouth Advantage –  Better tolerated by delicate tissues  Less adherence to dry tissues compared to cotton
  96. 96.  Dri – angle  A thin, absorbent, cellulose triangle  Unique replacement on the cotton roll in the parotid area  Covers the parotid or Stensen's duct and effectively restricts the flow of saliva  Provides the required Dri-Field for  Composites  Bonding  Cementing  Comes in two types: plain and silver coated
  97. 97.  Saliva ejector & high volume evacuating equipment  Saliva ejector prevent pooling of saliva in the floor of the mouth  High volume evacuating equipment removes solid debris along with water Saliva ejector High volume evacuator
  98. 98.  Types of saliva ejectors :  Metallic –  Autoclavable  Rubber tip to avoid irritating delicate tissues on floor of the mouth  Plastic – Disposable & inexpensive
  99. 99. Metallic saliva ejector Plastic saliva ejector
  100. 100.  Requirements : Tip should always be molded to face backwards with a slight upward curvature Floor of the mouth under the tip should be covered with gauze to prevent injury to soft tissues Should not interfere with instrumentation
  101. 101.  Advantages  Provides an adequate dry field  No dehydration of oral tissues  Precautions  Should be disinfected after each use  Child patient- cautioned not to close his mouth
  102. 102.  Retraction cords  Used for isolation & retraction in direct procedures of treatment of accessible sub gingival area  Diameter of cord should be selected such that it is gently inserted into gingival sulcus, producing lateral displacement of the free gingiva without blanching  Cord may be moistened with a non caustic styptic before insertion (Hemodent)
  103. 103.  3 sizes : Sizes Quality Diameter Size 0 Super thin 0.45 Size 1 Thin 0.55 Size 2 Medium 0.8
  104. 104.  Advantages –  May help restrict excessive restorative materials from entering the gingival sulcus  Provide better access for contouring & finishing the restorative material  Prevent abrasion of gingival tissue during tooth preparation  Used primarily to push the gum tissue away from the prepared margins of the tooth, in order to create an accurate impression of the teeth
  105. 105.  Mouth props  Can be potential aid for lengthy appointment on posterior teeth  Should maintain suitable mouth opening  Types –  Block  Ratchet
  106. 106. Block type Ratchet type
  107. 107.  Ideal characteristics - Should be adaptable to all mouths Should be easily positioned & removed with no patient discomfort Should be stable once applied Should be either sterilizable or disposable
  108. 108.  Mouth mirror  Secondary function -- Helps to retract cheeks, lip & tongue in the absence of rubber dam
  109. 109.  Indirect methods :  Local anaesthesia  Drugs –  Anti sialogogues (Atropine)  Anti anxiety ( Diazepam)
  110. 110. Conclusion A thorough knowledge of the preliminary procedures reduces the physical strain on the dental team associated with the daily dental treatment, reduces patient’s anxiety associated with dental procedures & enhance moisture control thereby improving the quality of operative dentistry
  111. 111. References Sturdevant’s Art and Science of Operative Dentistry Grossman’s Endodontic practice Shobha tandon. Textbook of Peadodontics MS Muthu. Pediatic Dentistry, Principles & Practice Vimal K Sikri. Textbook of operative dentistry Raggio DP et al. Latex allergy in dentistry: clinical cases report. J Clin Exp Dent. 2010;2(1):55-9 Panse E et al. Accidental ingestion of instruments in Pediatric dental patients : Report of 3 cases. JADA 2012;1(2): 79-81

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