4: INSTRUMENTS AND SUNDRIES USED IN MOISTURE CONTROL

SECTION 4

INSTRUMENTS AND SUNDRIES USED IN MOISTURE CONTROL

Properties of dental materials can be altered by moisture. The dental team can use specific instruments and sundries to aid in moisture control.

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Figure 4.1

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Figure 4.2

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FIGURE 4.1a, b

Name

Disposable saliva ejector/low-volume suction

Function and features

  • Low-volume evacuation of the mouth
  • Tolerated easily by the patient
  • Plastic types are single use and flexible – to suit clinical need

Varieties

  • Metal or plastic
  • Plastic ones come in a variety of colours and shapes and can be adapted for particular uses

FIGURE 4.2

Name

High-volume suction tip

Functions

  • High-volume evacuation of the mouth
  • Retraction and protection of tissues
  • Reduction of aerosols created by handpieces

Varieties

  • Metal (autoclavable), plastic (autoclavable or disposable – check man/>
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Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 4: INSTRUMENTS AND SUNDRIES USED IN MOISTURE CONTROL
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