Dentistry has come a long way since its ancient beginnings, and with it, special tools used in dental procedures. With the help of technology, inventors of the past have created state-of-the-art tools to effectively and efficiently remove, contour, or implant teeth in the mouth. Today, we will talk about 2 important types of equipment used by modern dentists today.
One of the main types of equipment used by modern dentists today is suction equipment, also known as dental saliva ejectors. As its name implies, a dental saliva ejector removes saliva and other debris in the mouth by ejecting it through the suction device. This particular piece of equipment is important to both dentists and patients alike. For dentists, it maintains and provides a clear operative field. It also benefits patients to help prevent saliva buildup and ingesting other debris during procedures. For instance, if a patient damages their tooth, a dentist will then use the suction equipment to remove debris when contouring or removing the damaged tooth.
Another important piece of equipment used by modern dentists are dental drills. Dental drills are also called handpieces or handhelds by dentists. These handpieces are typically used in various dental procedures. Root canal, dental implant surgery, cosmetic dental surgery, and tooth removal are only to mention a few of the types of dental procedures that will require the use of dental drills. Attached to the dental drill are dental burrs which come in various shapes, forms, and are made from varying types of materials to serve a specific purpose.
These are only to mention 2 types of equipment that are used by modern dentists of today. So, the next time you visit your dentist, you will know exactly the names of these tools and their purpose.
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