Latex Free Dental Office

At Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. we are a full latex-free dental facility. Our gloves and rubber dams are all completely free of any latex material.

A rubber dam, also referred to as a dental dam, serves as a thin square sheet utilized for isolating the treatment site from the surrounding mouth area. Dental rubber dams typically feature a central hole through which a dental clamp can be applied around the tooth, enabling precise isolation of the treatment area.

In the human mouth, there are approximately 500 to 1,000 different bacterial types present. Hence, even with thorough teeth and mouth cleaning, some bacteria persist. Typically, this isn't a concern, but during dental procedures exposing the inner teeth, there's a risk of bacterial invasion into the open area. Dr. Ellis suggests using a rubber dam during your dental treatment, it's because it aids in safeguarding against infections. While the sensation might seem unusual or uncomfortable, rest assured, that rubber dams are entirely safe.

In Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. you can rest assured if you have a latex allergy or are concerned about bacteria spreading Dr. Ellis and her team have you covered. Call or book your appointment today!