Extraoral Suction Machine
Do you remember back in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when all dentists temporarily closed their doors? It’s not a fond memory for our staff either, but we have reopened our doors with a number of safety measures and precautions in place to ensure that both our patients and staff are as safe as possible during treatment. In addition to our current measures and precautions, we are happy to announce that we have added more safety to the dental care we are providing.
During treatment, there is the potential to produce aerosols generated by a large amount of water and mist possibly containing bacteria found in the mouth from saliva, blood, and other tissue. The extraoral suction machine helps in removing the high volume of droplets and aerosols produced during the treatment. This system has an extensive medical-grade filtration system and the ability to eliminate germs and viruses. It helps to provide a clear, dry, and clean environment.
In other words, the extraoral suction machine is very similar to a vacuum that sucks up the additional water, mist, and bacteria that can be airborne during a dental procedure. This machine is beneficial because it helps ensure the safety of the patient as well as the dental staff. Prior to using this machine, it was possible for aerosol particles to remain airborne for an extended period of time, even hours after the treatment had been completed. With the extraoral suction machine, the strong suction vacuum pressure and high air suction flow rate suck the aerosol droplets into the machine through the adjustable position arm. The aerosol entering the machine is filtered through HEPA filters and then sterilized by ultraviolet rays.
We understand that the past few months have been full of stress and worry for many. Don’t let lingering dental issues add to the stress in your life. In addition to the extraoral suction machine, our office has a number of safety precautions and procedures in place to make sure you feel safe and cared for during your visit. If you are located in the Burton, MI area and are interested in seeing the extraoral suction machine in action during your next appointment, please call our office today.