Dental Assisting Chapter 10 Moisture Control

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1. 

A thin latex sheet that is placed around the teeth for moisture control purposes

 

Dental Dam

 
2. 

used for moisture control to remove saliva, blood, water, and debris from the mouth.

 

High Volume Evacuator

 
3. 

keeps the area separate and dry.

 

Isolation

 
4. 

Something that does not follow true to its form or line.

 

Malaligned

 
5. 

In dental dam, the section of latex separating the punch holes.

 

Septum

 
6. 

performed frequently because debris accumulated during preparation of the tooth.

 

Limited-area rinsing

 
7. 

performed at the completion of a dental procedure. Is ALWAYS used to leave the patient with a comfortable and fresh feeling.

 

Complete mouth rinse

 
8. 

A crown shaped piece of metal that anchors dental dam material on a tooth. r many designs of clamps that fit contour of each tooth in the mouth.

 

Dental dam clamps

 
9. 

A forcep that is used in the placement and removal of the dental dam clamp

 

Dental dam forceps

 
10. 

U-Shaped frame made of either plastic or metal that stretches the dam material away from the face and area being worked on.

 

Dental dam frame

 
11. 

Must be accomplished quickly n efficiently without causing any delay in procedure. Most commonly done when the dentist pauses for a closer inspection.

 

Limited-area rinsing

 
12. 

Disposable napkin that is placed between the patient’s face and the dam. Protects the patient’s skin from moisture and material.

 

Dental dam napkin

 
13. 

Name the advantages of cotton rolls.

 

Can be placed quickly and securely Simple to use No additional equipment is needed for placement.

 
14. 

Name the disadvantages of Cotton rolls.

 

•Does not prevent contamination ofarea by the patient’s tongue•Doesnt prevent debris from dropping into mouth or throat

 
15. 

What are the two ways to hold the oral evacuator?

 

the thumb-to-nose grasp and the pen grasp.

 
16. 

Name the other disadvantages of cotton rolls.

 

•If remved, a dry cotton roll may adhere 2 the oral mucosa, which caninjure the tissue•Must be replaced if gets wet before the procedure is complete

 
17. 

What is a dry-angle?

 

A triangular-shaped absorbent pad to help isolate posterior areas in both the maxillary and mandibular arches.

 
18. 

What is a saliva ejector?

 

A device used to remove small amounts of saliva or water from a patient’s mouth.