Regular High-Speed Handpiece Repair Keeps Patients and Dentists Alike Safe
Minimizing risk is necessary in dentistry. Dental work is done in the confined space of the patient’s mouth, where even a slight miscalculation could cause grave injury to your patient or yourself. High-speed handpiece repair will keep your tools working safely and effectively, and help you avoid common injuries such as burns, lacerations, and infection.
You know that your handpiece runs has such high speeds that it will often feel warm to the touch. However, a malfunctioning dental handpiece may produce more heat than you can safely handle. Faulty handpieces are a common cause of lip and cheek burns when the device touches bare skin while you work. Likewise, holding such a handpiece could cause burn injuries to yourself and those you work closely with. When you notice that your tools feel like they are producing more heat than usual, it is time for professional dental handpiece repair.
Your high-speed handpiece is a powerful tool made up of tiny, high speed parts. When it’s not properly cared for and additional precautions aren’t taken, it can cause severe injury. Lacerations to the cheek, lip, tongue, and even floor of the mouth can occur during cavity preparation. Although laceration injuries can occur due to circumstances such as sudden movements or a brief slip of your tools, a faulty handpiece can cause unpredictable damage. An unbalanced handpiece may even be the cause of a slip that results in a laceration. Your high-speed handpiece repair specialist will know how to keep your tools in tune and maintain safety.
A malfunctioning or damaged handpiece has the potential to become a source of infection. If a piece has parts that have become exposed or have trapped debris that can’t be removed during sterilization then your handpiece may be cause infection as you continue to use it. If levers are open or portions of the device can’t be sterilized during autoclaving, then you run the risk of infecting patients with built-up bacteria. Your handpiece should be a closed device that doesn’t allow for buildup. If anything has compromised the sleek, smooth, seamless design of your tool, then it is time to seek out high-speed handpiece repair.
Avoid the common risk of burns, lacerations, or infection with regular maintenance and repair. Closely inspect your tools for signs of overheating, unbalanced parts, or sources of debris buildup. Professional dental handpiece repair will keep your handpiece clean and safely functioning for you and your patients.