A medical face mask, also known as an oral irrigator mask, is designed for use by medical professionals during health-care procedures. These masks provide protection against the potential inhalation of harmful microorganisms, but are often not used by dentists, plastic surgeons and podiatrists due to the risks involved with oral irrigators.
These masks are worn in the mouth of the patient for the purpose of irrigating their mouth. These mouthwashes are typically designed for sterilization purposes but many contain chemicals that may cause irritation or allergic reactions. The mouthpiece can either be a disposable one or a permanent one which is used for a specific length of time. The mask is designed to fit the patient’s mouth comfortably and has straps to help secure it in place.
Dentists and plastic surgeons often use the same type of masks that are used in oral irrigators. These are usually sterile and disposable and made for a specific length of time. The dental crowns are used to secure the mask in place, and the dentist or surgeon must use tweezers to make sure that the patient’s mouth remains closed and does not move while they are wearing the mask. In this way, there is less risk of infection and the patient is less likely to suffer from an allergic reaction.
Most dentists use disposable ones, but most plastic surgeons use permanent ones. Dentists usually use them while the patient is sedated or unconscious, but may use them during oral surgery where they may have to operate a patient while they are unconscious. In this case, the mask is removed before the dentist or plastic surgeon starts working on the patient.
This type of mask may not be worn by podiatrists, although the type of face irrigators which are used by podiatrists are slightly different. The dental masks are much thinner than the types used by dentists and do not provide the same level of protection to the patient.
It is important to note that an oral irrigation mask is not a substitute for a surgical mask. They should only be used by medical professionals who are not health care workers. Although a face mask may prevent the transmission of harmful microorganisms from one person to another, the same microorganisms still can remain in the mouth and cause an infection if the mouth is not properly cleansed by a proper oral irrigator.