Disposable swab for oral care, foam head with plastic stick.
Treated with dentifrice
Stimulates oral tissue while lifting debris and mucus build-up from the mouth
Plastic stick length available in 10cm, 11cm, 13.8cm, 15cm etc.
Sponge head shape can be triangle, zigzag, stars etc.
Oral swabs, also known as oral sponges or mouth swabs, are medical devices used within a hospital or healthcare setting for various purposes related to oral care. Here are some common uses of oral swabs:
Moistening and Cleaning: Oral swabs are often used to moisten the oral mucosa and clean the mouth, especially in patients who may have difficulty maintaining oral hygiene independently. This is particularly relevant for individuals who are bedridden, in intensive care, or recovering from surgery.
Hydration: In situations where a patient may be unable to drink water or hydrate orally, healthcare providers use moistened oral swabs to provide some hydration to the oral cavity. This can help alleviate dry mouth and discomfort.
Application of Medications: Oral swabs are utilized to apply topical medications, such as oral antiseptics or pain-relieving gels, to specific areas within the oral cavity. This is common in patients with oral sores, infections, or inflammation.
Dental Care: Oral swabs can be part of routine dental care in hospital settings. They may be used to apply fluoride gels, clean the teeth, or assist in maintaining oral health in patients who are unable to perform regular oral hygiene.
Saliva Collection: In some medical situations, healthcare providers may use oral swabs to collect saliva samples for diagnostic purposes, such as testing for certain diseases or monitoring medication levels.
Comfort and Oral Care in Critical Care Units: Oral swabs play a role in providing comfort and basic oral care to patients in critical care units who may be unable to perform oral hygiene activities themselves.
Preventing Dry Mouth: Patients undergoing certain medical treatments or taking specific medications may experience dry mouth as a side effect. Oral swabs can be used to provide relief by moistening the mouth and enhancing oral comfort.
Patient Comfort: Using oral swabs is a gentle and non-invasive way to maintain oral hygiene and promote patient comfort, especially in situations where more traditional oral care methods may be challenging.
It’s important to note that the specific use of oral swabs can vary based on the patient’s condition, medical needs, and the healthcare facility’s protocols. Healthcare providers use oral swabs as part of comprehensive patient care, ensuring oral health and comfort, particularly in situations where patients may face challenges in performing oral hygiene independently.
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