If you’ve ever had a filling, especially at your West Seattle dentist, Dr. Kirchner’s office, then you’ve had a dental dam put on you. It looks like this:
As you can see, it looks a little crazy, but it does its job, which is to make sure nothing, including water, pieces of tooth, pieces of old filling, goes down your throat. For a lot of people, they hate this thing. HATE IT. Even if it does protect them and make our job go a lot faster. Enter new technology:
Its called the Isolite system. A play on the word isolate, it both isolates the area that Dr. Kirchner is working on, and provides additional super bright light to help her see better and therefore work even faster than she already does. Jessica, one of Dr. Kirchner’s lovely assistants, had this to say on the matter:
“Isolite is a wonderful and safe replacement to the rubber dam we used to use! It feels less invasive, protects debris from going down your throat, illuminates your mouth like never before, gently holds your tongue, lips and cheeks out of the way, all while continuously suctioning saliva & water! It greatly helps reduce your restorative appointment time in the dental chair & helps make our job even more efficient! This new system by far is one of my favorite technological advancements in the dental world! So don’t be surprised if the next time you come in for a filling or crown that you hear me excitedly explain our newest system to make your appointment even more comfortable!”
Dr. Kirchner’s Dental Assistant
The beauty of the Isolite system is that it is not crazy huge and has the suction in your mouth the whole procedure, which means no water buildup under the dam and debris being constantly sucked up. Another nice feature is that you bite down on the system, which means your jaw is relaxed and resting, instead of struggling to stay open. Well, I’ve said enough. Here, watch this very informative video that explains it all, with our lovely assistant Jessica as the star!
As you can see, its easy peasy to get the Isolite in and out, it keeps you from drowning in water, and it helps Dr. Kirchner see better because of the light! Curious to check it out for your self? Call the office today and make an appointment!!
See? Even Dr. Kirchner can handle it!