mouth prop


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mouth prop

See gag.

mouth prop

A metal or rubber device inserted between the jaws to maintain the mouth in an open position. Synonym: bite block
See also: prop
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Shawn's anxiety caused him to clench his mouth shut, forcing me to use a mouth prop.
Box 3 Precautions for the Mouth Prop (1,11) * Plastic evacuator tips should not be used for office fabrication due to possible splintering.
Another important feature of the mouth prop is a patented polypropylene handle that curves away from the mouth.