a padded face plate, a bite block
, tube holding mechanism and non-elastic head strap.
A bite block is used to protect the endoscope used in transoral gastrointestinal procedures and is required in all such procedures.
The Airway Bite Block has an oropharyngeal airway built into the bite block to assist patients with larger tongues or smaller throats, usually because of obesity, in breathing during an endoscopic procedure.
FDA Registration of standard and airway bite blocks (We believe that these are Class I, exempt devices which do not require FDA Approval)
9 Use of silastic bite blocks
, sheets, rubber and gauze can be used as a splint for mouth opening and prevent secondary adhesions of raw areas.
Removable or fixed appliances with acrylic bite blocks
incorporating magnets to intrude the molars have been used (11).
Born in poverty in Northumberland in 1879, his grandfather became an apprentice dentist mechanic by accident and spent his early career making bite blocks
by warming sheet wax over a Bunsen burner and trying other people's dentures for fit.