Whether it’s the removal of dental plaque, fillings, crowns, or bridges – each of these treatments requires the suctioning of small or large particles from patients’ mouths. The high-speed and oscillating instruments need to be cooled with water to protect the sensitive pulp-dentin area, causing spray mist to be generated. The mixture of droplets from the cooling water, saliva, blood, and microorganisms represents a high risk of infection.
The autoclavable HVE Air Protect XL Plus from Air Techniques offers effective protection against aerosols. Its ergonomic design and the rotating, protective shield are unique. The shield can be effortlessly adapted to any treatment situation in which spray mist is generated and is particularly suited for treatments with prophy powders preventing irritation of the mucous membranes. The large opening through the protective shield allows for more aerosols and prophylaxis powder to be removed making it easy to use for treatments without an assistant. Suction comfort is increased even on rubber dam applications. Protective secondary air inlets provide the best possible protection against backflow from the suction system.
This autoclavable HVE tip captures more aerosols than conventional ones with its large 16 mm opening, offering more protection for staff and patients. Its secondary air inlets prevent the backflow of potentially contaminated secretions from the suction system into the patient’s mouth. The tip’s rounded edges are designed for patient comfort leaving no sore spots in the mouth.