Watch out for These Common Causes of Handpiece Repair
It can be said that when it comes to providing excellent and comfortable patient care, a dentist is as good as the tools at their disposal. Of course, every oral health practitioner is held accountable for sterilizing each tool they use to impeccable professional standards. However, some practitioners might forget that the fundamentals of proper long-term tool maintenance extend far beyond regular sterilization.
When is the right time to send in your tools for a dental handpiece repair? And what should you look for when examining them for wear and tear?
One common handpiece repair that most specialists see in their practice is a loose backcap. Unfortunately, this repair is often one which dentists will attempt to correct by themselves before realizing how important it is that they send their tool in for professional maintenance. Dental handpiece repair specialists own a uniquely specialized tool which enables them to tighten the backcap safely, in order to help you ensure your patients’ safety at all times.
What are other causes for repair? Over the years, other loose parts of your drills can require serious repair work. This includes their spray caps, and loose burs, which can cause serious problems if used in clinical practice. A loose coupling connection is also a very common—and easily fixable—dental handpiece repair which is often overlooked by beginning oral health practitioners.
It’s important to note that worn out bearings cause the device to overheat. If your handpiece begins overheating while in use, then that means it’s time to send it to the specialist right away. After all, what might seem like a minor technical issue with your tool can quickly become a hazard when performing a dental procedure on a patient.
Finally, your handpiece repair specialist will always advise you to use approved lubricants for cleaning and maintenance in order to receive the maximum return on your investment when it comes to your work tools. Luckily, the most advanced and reputable specialists are now able to offer a pick-up and delivery service designed to save time, energy, and even money for all of their clients. Sending in your tools for repair has never been so easy and efficient!
Whether you think you might need to service your handpieces, or whether you would like additional information on the proper maintenance of your tools, dental handpiece repair experts are always happy to help and to offer their years of expertise and advice to the service of your dental practice.