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Discuss some information about the dentistry

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serica 2017-05-17, 04:00

We generally think about ultrasonics as hygiene dental equipment. We find them in hygiene operatories, and we find them in the hands of dental hygienists. While there is no disputing that debridement of plaque and tartar is the main application of ultrasonic units, they can do so much more. Magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler are the two main types of ultrasonic units.While there is a broad selection of tips for magnetostrictive units, I find that the selection of tips for piezo units is much wider. These tips are designed for various dental disciplines, and they can help you to accomplish many things.Here are three uses for ultrasonics in your treatment operatory:No. 1: Agitating endodontic irrigantsSeveral studies have shown that ultrasonic activation of endodontic irrigants yields a canal space that is much cleaner with less debris. 30 to 60 seconds with a piezoelectric ultrasonic can yield a dramatic improvement in debris removal.No. 2: Removing decayWith diamond-coated tips, ultrasonics can remove decay conservatively with minimal collateral damage to soft tissue, making them perfect for cervical caries situations. Woodpecker Dental offers spherical, diamond-coated piezo tips that can remove decay with minimal gingival bleeding. Using tips like these can make tough restorations easier.No. 3: Removing crownsVibration is hugely beneficial for the removal of old restorations, and your hands could never produce the amount of vibration that an ultrasonic tip can. Use the vibrating capabilities of an ultrasonic to break up the crown-cement interface, which can help you to retrieve an old crown without having to cut it in half.These are just three examples of how an ultrasonic unit can help you in your treatment operatory, but there are many more. I frequently use my ultrasonics for plaque and calculus removal during restorative appointments. Sometimes, I find a small, subgingival calculus deposit while prepping a finish line for a crown. Other times, I need to debride some plaque for a direct restoration that involves the cervical margin of a tooth. In situations like these (and many others), having an ultrasonic works to my benefit. I think it is worth your time to consider adding an ultrasonic unit to your treatment operatories. You might be amazed at how often it gets used once you have it.

By serica in dental discussion on 2017-05-17 04:00:45.