Aerosol Reducing Technology
Improving Air Quality With Isolite
A major concern in dental practices is air quality within the office. This is because many dental procedures tend to fling aerosolized particles into the air, including germs from patients’ mouths. Here at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry, we use the Isolite system to decrease aerosols and spatter during certain procedures, among many other benefits.
What Is Isolite?
The Isolite system is a comfortable, flexible, modern isolation device. It lights up the treatment site to make our work easier, isolates the area, keeps it dry, serves as a comfortable bite rest, and prevents up to 80% of harmful aerosols from escaping with its powerful suction all at once! The procedure is quicker and easier for both the patient and the dentist, and it removes the need for an assistant to crowd the treatment room with suction and lighting equipment.
Enjoy Comfortable Treatment at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentistry is always advancing and improving, and that’s why we’re so excited to use the Isolite system when treating our patients. If you’d like to learn more about the tools we use at our practice or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (972) 690-6653 or send us an email.
Rubber Dams: Like Raincoats for Your Teeth
When Dr. Naz performs a procedure on a tooth, it’s important to keep that tooth 100% isolated, for a number of reasons. The human mouth is full of hundreds of different kinds of bacteria, and we don’t want any of them getting into the tooth we’re treating! The rubber dam maintains the sterile environment we need to safely work on a tooth, and it also protects you from the risk of accidentally swallowing any materials or liquids from the treatment.
How Rubber Dams Work
A rubber dam (also called a dental dam) is a thin, square sheet with a hole in the middle for the treatment site. It’s similar to a surgical drape, but for your teeth. We clamp the dam in place and it catches any material around the treatment area and stops it from reaching the rest of the mouth, while also stopping material from the rest of the mouth from reaching the treatment area. Most dental dams are made of latex, latex-free alternatives are available for patients with a latex allergy.
Benefits of using a rubber dam include:
- ensuring full protection
- maintaining sterile environment
- ZERO harmful aerosol transmission
- allowing you to take a nap during treatment (most of our patients fall asleep with it on)
- allowing the dentist to focus just on your teeth
- reducing post-op sensitivity
Learn More About Treatment at Richardson General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Far too many people avoid needed dental treatment because of anxiety, and a major cause of dental anxiety is not having enough information about what modern dentistry is like. If you’d like to learn more about the tools we use at our practice or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (972) 690-6653 or send us an email.