A Rubber Dam is a thin square sheet of non-latex rubber used to isolate the treatment site from the rest of the mouth. Holes are made in the Rubber Dam to allow the teeth that are to be worked on to be isolated.
Rubber Dam isolation during dental procedures has always been important. But especially now during COVID as it helps to isolate the teeth to be treated from the rest of the mouth.
There are numerous other advantages of a Rubber Dam, of which some are;
- Prevents the tasting and swallowing of dental materials
- Creates a controlled, dry and clean working area
- More predictable and hence longer lasting restorations