Last week I had the first treatment for a root canal, my dentist didn't offer the use of a dam while he was removing my old filling so I requested one as I didn;t want to swallow chemicals & pieces of my filling he happily obliged.. I'm due to go back next week to have my crown fitted do people generally just have the dam for the removal of the old filling ? should I ask for one to fit the crown?
Thankyou for your reply, people tend to be requesting dams to remove old amalgam fillings these days as drilling them out lets off vapours & I really didn't want to swallow bits & chemicals that were used for the root canal.. I was just wondering if a dam is recommended for removing the temporary filling although I appreciate it's not amalgam
I take it that your a dentist MrsMorton? I read up about amalgam & mercury.. I felt more at ease having the dam fitted while having a filling removed.. Apparently a lot of dentists use them now & it has put my mind at ease