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What Are Those Things in The Dentist Office?

Posted on 5/23/2022 by Candice
What Are Those Things in The Dentist Office?A number of patients' fear going to the dentist since they feel intimidated by the tools and equipment in the dentist office. The majority of the tools at the dentist's office are used to clean and remove plaque and tartar from patients' mouths, mostly in the gums and teeth.


It is a scraper used to remove plaque and tartar from the gums and between the teeth. The scaler is very sharp, and many patients are scared by it. If you have gingivitis, your dentist will use this instrument more frequently, and it may hurt a bit since the bacteria has irritated your gums. If the gum disease is not serious, there is no need to be concerned because the dentist will use anesthetic.


The probe is specifically made for the gums though it is similar to a scaler. It checks the presence of gum disease and is used more if you have any gum disease. The dentist will remove all the plaque and tartar stuck to your teeth using the probe and will also ensure that all particles are removed.

X ray machine

The dentist will have your x ray picture during a dental visit. With new technology there are digital x-ray machines that emit less radiation and they are quick. The dentist will use x-ray machine to see more accurately the way your mouth is to identify any oral issue. When you go to a dental visit ask the dentist about the tools that you do not know what they are. This will relieve your tension and take away the dental phobia.

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