Chances are you are familiar with the basic tools your dentist uses during a typical appointment, but did you know that he or she also has a dental evacuation system. No, it’s not some emergency procedure you’ve never heard of, but rather a key piece of equipment in any practice.
An evacuation system helps both the dentist and the hygienist do their jobs effectively. It also allows you to sit in comfort during the procedure and not drool all over yourself. No matter your personal degree of self-control, we all drool. Aside from when we are asleep, our mouths are closed and we simply swallow any saliva that accumulates. That is difficult, if not impossible, when a dentist is working inside our mouth, so the suction tube collects the spit for us.
Of course, as with any dental office procedure, it is important to maintain hygiene at all times in any practice. The lines that collect the saliva from the patient’s mouth must be periodically cleaned because there is the possibility of cross contamination should any backflow occur. In order to prevent this, clients are instructed to hold the saliva injector tightly between their lips and practices are advised to clean the line on a daily basis. Accumulated deposits can also hinder effective operation of the equipment.
As patients could possibly come into contact with the cleaner used, not just any chemicals are appropriate for use when cleaning a dental evacuation system. A reputable evacuation cleaner supplier will advise each practice on what cleaners are available and, also quite importantly, which are compatible with their system to prevent any possible damage.
Sable Dental Supplies is a reliable supplier of evacuation cleaners and much more. Consult their website for more information on how you can acquire quality dental practice equipment at competitive prices.