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Clinic Lecture 1-A

Calculus Detection

What are the tools that we use to detect calculus? air, eyes, ears, explorers, scalers, radiographs
What is the use of air for calculus detection? can deflect tissue and turns the supragingival calculus chalky
What are some precautions that must be taken when using compressed air? Use a quick steady stream to properly dry the calculus, let patient know about the use of air before doing it, may cause discomfort to patient, determine this before use
Why are we advised to not use a huge blast of air? may cause bactermia
What signs are we to look for on calculus detection? inflammation:redness, swelling, bleeding on probing
What section of the explorer are we to use when detecting calculus? use the side of the tip not the point
What is the benefit of a sharp explorer? Increase tactile sensitivity and decrease the time spent in the mouth and decrease trauma to the patient
Created by: daisenmurray