mouth prop


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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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During specific procedures, the most frequent Houpt scores were (see Figure 2) local anesthesia injection, awake, controllable movement and no crying; mouth prop insertion, awake, no movement and no crying; rubber dam placement, awake, no controllable movement and intermittent crying; handpiece use, awake, no movement and no crying; end of the session, awake, no movement and no crying.
The part of the mouth prop that is placed between the patient's teeth is made with an 80 Shore A durometer Santoprene TPV from Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES).
Box 3 Precautions for the Mouth Prop (1,11) * Plastic evacuator tips should not be used for office fabrication due to possible splintering.
Mouth props can be used to help hold the mouth open.