Basic dental instruments

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Basic dental instruments

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Mouth mirror

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To provide indirect vision
To retract lips, cheeks, and tongue
To reflect light into the mouth

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1. Front surface mirrors—Accurate, distortion-free image
2. Double-sided mirrors—Used to retract tongue or cheek and view intraoral cavity simultaneously
Flat surface mirrors—Used in disposable mirrors
Concave mirrors—Magnify image
Range of sizes
Commonly used sizes: no. 4 and no. 5; refer to diameter of mirror
Single ended
Different mirror handles available (refer to p. 9, Instrument Handles)

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Mouth Mirror is used on most tray setups.

 

imageMouth Mirror must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping.

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Explorers

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To examine teeth for decay (caries), calculus, furcations, or other abnormalities

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Feb 3, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Basic dental instruments
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