Cotton Dental Rolls
Cotton dental rolls are used frequently during dental procedures to control saliva flow, retract the tongue and cheeks, and keep the mouth open. Maintaining a dry and uncontaminated operating field is necessary during many dental procedures. This includes the placement of dental sealants and fillings as well as the cementation of crowns, bridges, and veneers. For dental restorative materials to bond correctly to teeth, the area must remain dry. If the area is wet, the restoration will be compromised. Dental cotton rolls are made from braided or unbraided cotton and are sold in multi-unit packs. They come in a wide variety of lengths.
Crosstex, Keystone, Medicom, and Microbrush International are companies that make cotton dental rolls.