a padded face plate, a bite block
, tube holding mechanism and non-elastic head strap.
No improvement in her lingual edema was noted after three days despite placement of the bite blocks
. A lingual compression wrap was devised and initiated in an effort to avoid the need for partial glossectomy.
Its medical device products include band ligators, biopsy forceps, bipolar probes, bite blocks
, cytology brushes, electrosurgical supplies, metal stents, needles, retrieval devices, and snares.
Fiber optic bronchoscope, nasal endotracheal intubation and even tracheostomy is required.8 Another important fact to be occasionally mentioned is that normal-range mouth opening often cannot be obtained in the early postoperative period but it usually regains within 1-2 weeks postoperatively so forceful opening of mouth should not be attempted.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.9,10 In this case transoral approach were used and after division of bands endotracheal tube was inserted.
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.