Prophylactic Units, Dental, Ultrasonic
Definition : Dental prophylactic units designed to dislodge plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth using ultrasonic waves. These devices typically consist of an electronic unit including a radiofrequency generator that operates at frequencies from 25 to 42 kHz, a water spray, a handpiece with a probe that includes an ultrasonic transducer and interchangeable specialized tips (e.g., universal, periodontal, sickle [for fine debridement and/or sensitive teeth]), a switch, and a cable to connect the handpiece to the generator. Ultrasonic dental prophylactic units are intended for preventive dentistry; they are used for prophylactic periodontal, pedodontic, and orthodontic procedures.
Entry Terms : "Ultrasonic Units, Therapeutic"
UMDC code : 16693