Always Trust a Professional to Repair Your Dental Handpiece
You would never advise a patient to attempt their own dentistry at home, because they lack the skills, education, knowledge, and tools to safely achieve their desired results. Likewise, it’s important to always trust a dental drill repair professional when your dental handpiece requires repair. As an oral health professional, you are trusted to use your handpiece in specific ways to clean, repair, and maintain healthy teeth and gums. In turn, you must trust this tool to a professional who understands every inch of it, inside and out, to repair it and maintain optimal performance. Here’s why:
There Are Specific Steps to Repair
Dental drill repair and maintenance requires a full evaluation of the handpiece. A professional has the tools and knowledge to disassemble the entire handpiece so they may best identify its repair needs, determine if a part needs to be replaced so as not to affect any other functions, and to carry out the necessary steps. Common issues include loose or broken backcaps, loose burs, broken turbines, worn out bearings, or electrical issues. Many issues occur within the turbine, which can wear down parts through repeated use. Do-it-yourself repair is not advised, since even the slightest misalignment of the turbine can compromise basic functions and cause damage to the handpiece or injury to your patients.
Different Handpieces Have Different Needs
Not all dental handpieces are the same, and neither are their repair needs. A repair professional understands the difference between low-speed and high-speed drills, as well as between air-driven and electric drills. Each handpiece is used for different purposes and operates at different speeds. This means that different areas of certain drills may be more susceptible than others to damage and wear. A repair professional knows the best and most effective way to care for each type of drill.
DIY Repair Could Lead to Replacement
Although it may seem cost-effective to attempt to repair your dental handpiece on your own, the reality is that you could end up needing to replace it all together. Without the appropriate knowledge and experience in dental drill repair, even the slightest misalignment could irreversibly damage your handpiece, leading to a much larger cost of replacement.
If you ever find yourself thinking that do-it-yourself repair is something you should attempt, just remember that your handpiece is a sophisticated tool. This tool needs professional care for both optimal performance and the safety of your patients. Always trust a professional to repair your dental handpiece.