A facial mask, also called a surgical face mask is designed for use by medical professionals during dental procedures. It is designed to reduce the risk of infections to patients and treating staff by trapping bacteria dropped in liquids and droppings from the wearer’s nose and mouth. In addition, it protects the patient’s face from irritation caused by the surgical instruments and by other forms of anesthesia used during the procedure.
During surgery, a person can expect the presence of a face mask during the procedure. There may be a sterile face mask on the patient’s face or an unsterile face mask placed on the surgical area. A doctor must determine which one to wear based on the level of infection, the patient will be subjected to during surgery. The type of surgical instrument used during a particular procedure and the duration of the procedure will also affect which type of face mask will be used. In most cases, the sterile or non-sterile face mask is used. These type of mask gives respiratory protection from the air.
After the surgical area has been prepared, a surgeon places a disposable face mask or face shield on top of the surgical mask. This disposable face shield is used during the time the patient is receiving postoperative care. For instance, after a surgery where the surgeon has operated on a large area such as the face, he will place the disposable face shield on top of the face shield and leave it on until the postoperative care is complete. When the doctor removes the disposable face shield, he will be able to see that the face shield is clean and free of any bacterial contamination.
If there is a chance that a patient will have a reaction to the surgical site while the disposable face mask is on, the doctor should remove it for the time being. If there is no way to remove it during the procedure, the doctor may ask the patient to change his or her clothes. Changing clothes will allow the doctor to make sure that no other patients will come into contact with the face mask during the procedure.
It is important to keep in mind that a disposable face mask is used at least for a few days. It is important to wash the face mask after each use. Failure to wash it can make the surgical site more susceptible to bacterial contamination and can lead to infections.
Before using face masks in the dental setting, it is important to check with your dentist to make sure that you will be protected by using a surgical mask and face mask with disposable mouthpieces. It is also important to make sure that the doctor you are using is not allergic to a specific type of face mask.