Using a Face Mask During Procedures
A medical face mask, otherwise known as an oral splint, is usually worn by healthcare professionals when performing certain procedures. It is made to prevent inhalation of viruses and fluid droplets from patients and treating staff by capturing bacteria released from the mouth and nostrils of the wearer and splashed on the cloth. This prevents the virus from being breathed in and allows the infected person to breathe normally. However, it is important that the face mask does not allow any air to escape through the mouth or nostrils so that the procedure does not end prematurely.
Face masks are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles and can be used for different procedures. A medical face mask should fit properly on the patient and it must be comfortable. It may be attached to the nose with straps or Velcro. Patients should also have no loose straps around their necks. These straps should also be kept in place and tight enough to support the patient’s head.
There are several procedures performed in the mouth area, which require face protection. These include dental bridges, dentures, dental crowns, crown implants, dentures that replace lost teeth, tooth extraction, crowns and root canals. All of these procedures involve the removal of some of the outer layers of the tooth. Therefore, all of these materials need to be protected from infection and damage. A splint worn around the head should be tight enough to prevent the materials from rubbing against one another.
Some facial treatments that require face protection also require an immediate face-to-face treatment to reduce the risk of spreading the disease. This includes laser hair removal, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and liposuction. During a breast augmentation, the implant is placed under a saline-like substance in order to help keep the implant from absorbing any of the patient’s blood. After a rhinoplasty, the incisions are made under the chin and neck to remove excess skin and soft tissue from beneath the skin.
Face mask sizes vary depending on the type of procedure that requires face protection. For example, the size of a surgical face mask depends on the length of the incision that is made during the procedure. It also depends on whether the procedure is performed under the lower or upper lip and how long the incision needs to be. Face mask sizes range from three to six inches and there are three sizes in which each size is described.
Face mask materials can be plastic or cloth. Cloth masks are more comfortable to wear and can be washed after use, although plastic face masks do not dry off. Plastic face masks are more expensive than cloth face masks.