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The Rubber Dental Dam

Rubber Dental DamThroughout your treatment at our office, we want to keep you comfortable and safe while providing the best possible care. During many of our procedures we use a rubber dam (aka dental dam) to help.

The rubber dam is a thin sheet that allows us to isolate the teeth we’re treating. By stretching the rubber shield over a U-shaped framework, only the teeth being treated are exposed to the water spray and filling materials (such as silver amalgam bits or resin particles). The rest stay safely under wraps.

Rubber dental dams protects oral tissues and reduces the spread of microorganisms. They prevents moisture contamination so the most advanced adhesives can be applied and restorations placed. Even the most delicate root canal techniques can be performed with precision.

Also, the old “rinse and spit” routine is eliminated because debris is kept out of your mouth. All you need to do is lean back and relax until your treatment is complete.

With a rubber dam, it’s a snap.

Throughout your treatment at our office, we want to keep you comfortable and safe while providing the best possible care.

About William J. Black, DDS

William Black earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 1988. He then went on to the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 1992. Following dental school, Dr. Black served in the Untied States Navy for 3 years as a dentist. He then settled in the Sacramento area where he opened his practice in 1996. Dr. Black is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), Sacramento District Dental Society (SDDS), Academy of General Dentistry, and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is currently pursuing Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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