Worry Less About Handpiece Repair By Making The Right Choice From The Beginning
Every dental professional is aware that the investment on the purchase of handpieces for their practice (and the subsequent handpiece repair) can cause significant aggravation when the tools needed to work must constantly be sent to the repair shop. No matter how easy and handy some handpiece repair experts make it for professionals to send in their defective tools, wouldn’t it just be easier to invest in tools which rarely need servicing?
Of course it would! However, routine sterilization is seen as the major culprit in this case, as this procedure does affect the intricate inner-workings of both high speed and low speed handpieces alike. Furthermore, when it comes to air-driven high speed handpiece repair, dental professionals do see common issues, mostly affecting the turbine of the tool.
The high speed handpiece is a wonder of technology and has revolutionized patient care and comfort in dentistry. With an average speed of 180,000 to 200,000 rpm (revolutions per minute), this incredible speed means dental professional can cut through a tooth structure in less time and with significantly less pressure and vibrations felt by the patient.
However, as the mechanism is the handpiece (such as the turbine) begins to wear out, its speed and efficiency will decrease. This not only can affect your patients’ comfort and safety, but that of the staff of any dental practice as well. Think about it: holding handpieces for a longer period than necessary can cause avoidable ergonomic strain over the years!
The good news from your high speed handpiece repair experts is there are many ways to ensure your tools provide years of proper service before requiring repairs. If you have invested in air-driven high-speed handpieces for example, ensure you are respecting the maximum air capacity recommended for your tool.
Additionally, you should flush water through your handpiece for 30 seconds before removing it from the air line in order to ensure your waterline is free of contaminants. Of course, do not forget to dry the handpiece and lubricate it with a spray or dropper. Finally, it is of the utmost importance to follow sterilization instructions and to let the sterilizer go through all its cycles uninterrupted. This is especially important when it comes to the drying cycle.
High speed handpiece repair holds no mystery for professionals who have decades of experience in providing dental professionals with the tools they need for their job. Why not call them today and ask how they can help you maintain your tools for less maintenance work in the future?