Dental Surgery Equipment
When it comes to dental surgery equipment, there are many factors that dentists and their support staff should consider. Getting the right equipment can make all the difference in the patient experience, and ultimately in delivering better treatment results. Taking the time to carefully examine the available options and selecting quality products that are well-built and feel comfortable in the clinician’s hands can help ensure the success of any procedure.
Surgical instrumentation provides a variety of tools for the dental professional to manipulate tissues for access and vision, as well as to perform oral surgical procedures such as tooth extractions. Oral surgery instruments include winged elevators, straight elevators, luxators, and periotomes that are specifically designed to cut periodontal ligaments during extractions and minimize tissue trauma. Other useful oral surgical tools include forcipression forceps that grip and hold tissue to prevent slipping, and hemorrhage control forceps that compress coagulating blood during surgeries.
Other dental surgical equipment includes a variety of suction devices for effective removal of saliva and debris during dental treatments. Some of these devices are powered by an electric motor while others use compressed gas to create a vacuum. The type of suction that is best for a particular procedure depends on the dental professional’s preference and the needs of the patients being served.
Oral surgical equipment should be properly cleaned, sharpened, packaged, and sterilized between procedures. A good decontamination process is essential for preventing cross-infection and maintaining efficiency. This process involves checking all instruments for cleanliness, identifying the instrument to be used by the surgeon, and following sterilization procedures for each tool.