Richmond Dental and Medical’s Soft Biteblock™ helps protect the airway device (Endotracheal Tube or Laryngeal mask airway), teeth and tongue during emergence. The Soft BiteBlock’s dense cylindrical shape allows for consistent compression performance when placed between a patient’s molars with the tongue positioned medially.
Reduces the potential of compression on the endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway
Compression can cause a decrease in oxygenation
Protects the teeth & tongue
Pressure is exerted on the back molars instead of the front teeth
Consistent Product Density
Maintains consistent compression performance
Packaged ready to dispense, no more rolling and taping gauze
Saves labor, costs, & time
Not made with natural rubber latex
Reducing risk for allergic reactions
100% medical-grade, purified cotton
Absorbent, USA grown cotton
Made in the USA
Manufactured in Charlotte, NC’s FDA registered facility
260004 (Large): 3/4" x 4"
260003 (Medium): 3/4" x 2.75"
260005 (Small): 9/16” x 2.5”
260000 (Bulk, Large): 3/4" x 4"
100% medical-grade cotton wrapped with silky yarn
Individual Packaged: 100/box, 3 boxes per case (300 total)
Bulk (only available in size Large): 120/box, 3 boxes per case (360 total)
260004 (Large): LWH: 61 x 24.75 x 26.3 cm
260003 (Medium): LWH: 61 x 24.75 x 26.3 cm
260005 (Small): LWH: 61 x 24.75 x 26.3 cm
260000 (Bulk, Large): LWH: 61 x 24.75 x 26.3 cm
260004 (Large): 8.10lbs
260003 (Medium): 6.65lbs
260005 (Small): 5.20lbs
260000 (Bulk, Large): 9.46lbs
Richmond Dental and Medical’s Soft BiteBlock™ is used to help protect the airway device (endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway), teeth, and tongue from being bitten when patients emerge from anesthesia. The Soft BiteBlock™ is provided non-sterile and is available in sizes: Small, Medium, and Large, depending upon the size of the patient and airway tube being used, please see sizes below.
Instructions for Use:
|Item #||(A) Soft BiteBlock™ Size
(Before compression testing)
|Packaging Color||(B) Wet* Compressed Dia. (mm)||(B) Dry** Compressed Dia. (mm)|
|260004||Large: 4"(101.6 mm) x 3/4" (19.05 mm)||Red||5||7|
|260003||Medium: 2.75"(69.85 mm) x 3/4" (19.05 mm)||Blue||5||7|
|260005||Small: 2.5" (63.5 mm) x 9/16" (14.29 mm)||Teal||3||4.3|
(A) Before compression testing
(B) After compression testing
*Wet Compression testing was done on water saturated samples at 600 Newton’s/135 pounds’ force pressure
**Dry Compression testing at 600 Newton’s/135 pounds’ force pressure
Warning and Precautions:
This device should only be used by CRNAs, Anesthesiology Technicians, Anesthesiologists, and other persons having adequate training and familiarity with intubation techniques.
When placing the Soft BiteBlock™ into the patient’s mouth, care should be exercised to avoid placing fingers between the bite block and patient’s teeth.
The Soft BiteBlock™ is not designed to be reprocessed or reused, and therefore cannot verify that reprocessing can clean and/or sterilize or maintain the structural integrity of the device to ensure patient safety. Plastic packaging is not autoclavable.
After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with accepted medical practice and applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.