Often times when patients see our Isolite mouthpieces for the first time, I notice their eyebrows raise in curiosity and uncertainty, and I know he/she is thinking, "what the heck is THAT thing and how does it go in MY mouth?!? The mouthpiece may indeed appear unusual at first glance, but it offers a number of benefits to both the doctor and the patient:
|Isolite in Use|
- ‘bite block’ keeps patients jaw muscles relaxed throughout the visit
- isolates upper and lower teeth simultaneously, which is important during placement of aesthetic, tooth colored fillings.
- retracts and protects the tongue and cheek
- continuously suctions saliva and other oral debris.
- blocks the throat to prevent aspiration of material, such as existing silver fillings.
- The mouthpiece is easy-to-insert, and comfortable for the patient, and can be inserted in only a few seconds and removed even more quickly. They are disposable and replaced between patients.
So, while first-time use of this mouthpiece may take a few minutes to adjust to as a patient, I have illustrated the most important clinical benefits of the Isolite. No more sore jaw muscles from holding your mouth wide open while the dentist does a filling on your very back tooth! Ask existing patients who have used the Isolite, and I can bet they will say it makes going to see the dentist more comfortable. This mouthpiece is especially beneficial during our sedation appointments, and allows the patient to remain completely and totally relaxed throughout the duration of the appointment. Ask to see the Isolite at your next visit to our office!