Dental appointments, especially ones that are over an hour, can be extremely uncomfortable. Even if the chair is soft and ergonomic, the physical need to have to sit with your mouth wide open for so long can be exhausting and not to mention painful.
Our patients’ comfort is important to us at Tumwater Family Dentistry , which is why we have started using the Isolite system. The use of this system not only improves our patient’s comfort levels during an appointment, but it makes it easier for us to provide high quality dental care.
The Isolite system is uniquely designed to isolate certain areas of the mouth in a way that is comfortable. Using a comfortable, soft mouthpiece, the Isolite system will help you keep your mouth open while protecting your tongue, surrounding teeth and gums, and cheek. It is very similar to what a dental dam does, but without the soreness.
The Isolite system isn’t just about helping you keep your mouth open; it also helps our dentist out when performing treatments. A small, localized light is attached to the Isolite system. This light illuminates the inside of your mouth making it easier for us to see where we are working. The brighter the area, the less time we spend having to light and relight the area using additional equipment.
In addition to the local light, the Isolite system also works as a hydration and suction system. No longer are our dental hygienists or our dentist forced to use multiple pieces of equipment to get the job done. They can quickly and easily hydrate and suction the area with the Isolite system, which speeds up your appointment time.
Tumwater Family Dentistry wants to ensure that you are comfortable during your appointment. We make every effort possible to use the Isolite system, so you will not feel mouth soreness after an office visit.