Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Basic Dental Instruments And Uses

I'm sure when you have sat in the dental chair waiting on your dentist you have noticed the tray with all the dental tools on it and wondered what there uses are right?

Next time you will be able to identify and have knowledge of what these basic tools are used for!

Mouth mirror:
  • Indirect vision: There are a lot of areas in the mouth where direct vision is not possible. Using the mirror helps mirror an image of the teeth in locations of the mouth where visibility is difficult or impossible.
  • Retraction: Moves your cheek, lips and tongue out of the way.

  • To locate the presence of periodontal pockets and their depth.
  • To detect dental caries (Cavities).
  • To locate subgingaval calculus (Calculus formed below the gum)

  • Helps lift gauze or cotton of the tray.
  • Helps remove broken fragments from the oral cavity.

There are many other tools that can be placed on the dental try, this is all determined by which procedure you are having such as extractions, cleanings, fillings, etc.

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