Earlier this week, I had a patient who is in a wheelchair. His neck had been broken in a chiropractor’s office. Ironically, he is a retired chiropractor. Really nice guy.
He breathes through a stoma in his neck. He cannot have any fluids go down his throat. He has an aide that stands by ready to suction him so he doesn’t choke. His aide told me she would sit facing him, so she could watch his facial expression. She’d know if she needed to jump in to help him breathe. Yay!
Fortunately, he was able to transfer to the dental chair.
The treatment plan: Replace a crown with recurrent decay on #31. Hoo-boy… should be interesting!
I introduced and explained how the Isolite might help make treatment easier and more expeditious. And, he agreed.
With the Isolite in place, I was able to section and remove the old crown, remove caries, build up with composite, and refine the preparation in a single, linear, and efficient effort. We didn’t stop once. His aide was impressed. So was he.
With the continuous suction of the Isolite, there were simply no issues. The integral LED light combined with my own headlight kept the entire operative field well-illuminated despite having to work on him in an upright position while I was standing. Unfortunately, the Isolite couldn’t help my back.
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