tooth isolation

tooth i·so·la·tion

(tūth īsŏ-lāshŭn)
In dentistry, separation of a tooth or group of teeth from oral tissues and saliva by use of a dental dam, cotton rolls, or other means to improve access, visibility, and control moisture contamination while restorative or operative dental procedures are performed.
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For example, remaining pellicle and debris might not be totally removed from the base of fissures; demineralized enamel surface following acid etching creates a low-resistant enamel prone to acid attacks, and the application required for good tooth isolation is time-consuming (11-13).
Rubber dam is the ideal tool for tooth isolation during dental therapeutic procedures, it facilitates washing and scrubbing the working field and prevents salivary contamination.3
Rubber dam is considered as a standard of care for tooth isolation during dental procedures since long.
The concept of tooth isolation was first introduced 150 years ago but till date, rubber dam is considered as a standard of care for tooth isolation during dental procedures.1 Many authorities stress upon its use and they encourage dental practitioners to adopt it in their routine practice.