Disposable gloves are used to protect both the health professional and the patient from infections in medical or dental settings.
Gloves are made from various materials (latex, nitrile, or vinyl). There is a distinction between sterile and unsterile gloves: unsterile gloves are distributed in packages containing large quantities, whereas sterile gloves are packaged individually.
As seen in this picture, unsterile gloves are especially suitable for routine examinations and tasks that do not require sterility. Sterile gloves, on the other hand, should be used during surgical procedures. The film will now demonstrate how the doctor puts on sterile gloves.
He needs to carefully avoid touching the exterior surface of the gloves with his fingers, as this would compromise sterility. Today Dentists always wear gloves because they operate repeatedly in the moist areas of the mouth.
Without gloves, the skin and nail crease are softened because of consistent exposure to a moist environment, similar to being in a bathtub. This causes reduced skin protection against germs and makes the doctor more susceptible to infections. Moreover, because of the doctor’s constant exposure to bacteria, the patient can get infected as well.Disposable Gloves