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.
Adaptive clinical techniques may include the use of a sign language interpreter, extra-oral finger rests during instrumentation, mouth prop, non-flavored prophy paste and behavior guidance methods.