These images are of Rubber dam used at Santosh Dental Care.
Although not new, rubber dam is one of the most ignored practices in dentistry.
It is a thin latex or nitrile sheet that isolates the tooth or teeth, to provide a clean field during procedures like root canal therapy and tooth coloured fillings.
Keeps the cheek, tongue and tissues out of the way, which allows complete focus on the tooth being worked on.
Reduced likelihood of ingestion of chemicals or tiny instruments.
Protects oral tissues from injury.
The best part, no contamination with saliva or blood, as well as microbes- improving procedures involving resins and adhesive cements and thereby their longevity.
Even patients feel more relaxed with it on, as there is no constant pulling and tugging at the tissues.