A surgical face mask, sometimes also referred to as an oral guard, is designed for use by medical professionals during surgical procedures. It’s designed to keep bacteria from spreading in the mouth and throat of patients and thus preventing infections in health care workers and patients. This is especially important when dealing with the elderly or children who are more susceptible to illness and infection due to their tiny mouths.
Most surgical face masks are designed with the patient’s mouth and upper airway as well as his or her neck. For these reasons, it can take quite a bit of pressure on the face to remove the mask and cleanse the patient’s mouth.
A good example of a surgical face mask is an oral irrigator. An oral irrigator is a sterile syringe that contains sterile water and saline solution and used as part of the sterilization process for cleaning the nasal cavities and oral cavities.
Another type of surgical face masks is a disposable mask. These disposable masks can be easily disposable, which helps eliminate the need to constantly change the face mask.
As a side benefit, surgical face masks can provide better comfort for the patient. The mask is made of a soft cloth that allow easy removal and cleaning of the nasal cavity, as well as the throat. The soft cloth allows for easy breathing and reduces the risk of sagging.
Although most surgeons will use surgical face masks to protect patients from infection, some hospitals and health clinics may prefer to use a different type of face mask. For example, some facilities may use a disposable face shield that is made from non-sterile materials or one that is disposable for medical reasons.
When considering a face mask for surgery, consider a few things. First, consider the type of operation being performed. Are there any special considerations? Second, ask about the size of the operating room and the equipment the surgeon has available.
Third, check to see if the mask is disposable or reusable. If the face mask is disposable, a disposable face shield will be needed during surgery, but if the mask is reusable, a new one will need to be purchased after surgery. Once the surgical operation is completed, it is important to clean the surgical area to ensure that the area is free of contamination and that no bacteria is left behind.
Another consideration when purchasing a surgical face mask is to make sure the manufacturer has the sizing information printed on the face mask. If not, one should always ask the sales rep if they know how to measure the patient’s face for a custom fit mask. Most sales reps will recommend that the customer measure their face using the method recommended by the surgeon.