bite-block

bite-block

(bīt´blok) occlusion rim.
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Conversely, conventional bite-block appliances transfer intermittent forces to the teeth only when they are in contact.
Uribe and Nanda used the Rare-earth magnets embedded in acrylic bite-blocks to intrude the supraerupted maxillary molars (38).
According to the manufacturer, the new size was developed for patients who need a small bite-block but have a deeper vestibule compared to other small-mouthed people.
We recorded demographic data (age, weight, gender, ASA grade), type of induction (gas/ intravenous), drugs administered, number of attempts at insertion (limited to three), insertion technique, ease of insertion, satisfactory airway management for the duration of anaesthesia, correct position of bite-block, correct position of gastric and laryngeal port using "gel displacement tests" (11) and complications.
Correct positioning of the PLMA (including both airway and drain tubes) was confirmed by observing the position of the bite-block and "gel displacement tests" (11).
Gel displacement tests identified correct positioning in 73% (14/19), but the bite-block protruded further than anticipated in 68% (13/19) of infants.
The new size was developed for patients that need a small bite-block but have a relatively deeper vestibule compared to other small-mouthed people.
Bite-block was not used in any patient in the SLIPA[TM] group (bite-block used with LMA[TM]).
As bite-blocks were not used in any patient in the SLIPA[TM] group (bite-block used with LMA[TM]), it decreased the care required to maintain SLIPA[TM] in position, providing 'hands free' comfort.
Guedel airway) is often used for maintenance of the upper airway after the induction of anaesthesia and this is often replaced with a bite-block for protection of the teeth during convulsions (1,2).