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Common Tools You Will See At Our Offices


Posted on 11/16/2020 by Tropic Dental
Common Tools You Will See At Our OfficesA dental office is a den of various tools of different shapes and sizes that perform multiple functions during oral health procedures. Understanding these tools is necessary before visiting us since it helps you get familiar with them and their operations. We group the equipment according to their functions, for extraction, general or reconstructive.

Reconstruction and Extraction Tools


Drill or handpiece uses bits to eradicate tooth decay. We employ it after bonding to restore the tooth surface and prepare a tooth for crowning. A plugger is something we use to fill a tooth cavity with amalgam (metallic alloy) that covers the entire space left by the decayed tooth. Next is the amalgam carrier that holds the amalgam substance for our dentists, who use it to fill the cavity. We also have the spatula, which we use to mix glue to fix the crown onto the tooth. Lastly, there are the burnishers to smoothen amalgam and composite fillings and the dental lasers, which assist in dental bleaching treatments.

General Dental Tools


To enable the viewing of every tooth surface, we have dental mirrors, which ease the examination of your entire mouth. They can also assist in holding down the tongue during drilling procedures. On the other hand, a scalar is for removing solidified plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and gum line or scraping adhesives from the crown. Next, cotton pliers resemble small tongs; they are for holding cotton or other minute substances extracted from the mouth. You also find a dental probe in our offices that we use to explore the mouth for the presence of cavities or other disorders. An X-ray is also another tool we use to examine conditions that are not visible by the naked eye. These are some of the tools you may come across at our offices. You can see how most of these tools work when you visit our offices for a dental check-up.
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