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What is a Dental Dam?
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In dentistry, in particular in the field of Endodontics, a dental dam (sometimes known as a "Kofferdam"--from German) is a thin sheet of latex used to protect dental work from contamination, saliva & bacteria of the oral cavity. The area where dental composites are being placed needs to be dry, since some materials are very sensitive to moisture during processing. The rubber dam keeps saliva as well as bacteria away from the working areas. The dental dam is fixed on the tooth with a bracket. You will feel a strain but usually no pain. Root treatments, ceramic inlays, composition fillings and many other dental procedures should always be performed with a dental dam to get the best results. Watch this video to find out more!
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Posted: 9 years ago
Hey!Would you please like to told me that how to purchase this dental dam kitt????
Posted: 9 years ago
Andres123
HEy, I thought a rubber dam was a contraceptive device? Does a dental dam come from the rubber dam, or the other way round?
Posted: 10 years ago
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