Posted on 5/20/2019 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
|Our dental offices use a variety of tools to help with your oral health. It is easy to figure out what some of them are and why we use the.
The drill and the tools to inspect your mouth are a few of those types of tools. There are other tools that you may not know as uh about. The thing that we put in your mouth that makes a sucking sound is one of the tools people don't always understand.
Suction Does Many Things
There is not one reason why we want to keep the moisture out of your mouth when we are working on them. The first has to do with anesthesia. Anesthesia leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and the suction can help remove it.
As we work to clean and polish your teeth or do any other work, debris fills the oral cavity. When we suction the saliva, we also remove the debris. Removing the debris and the saliva helps keep the field clearer and helps us see what is happening in your mouth as we work.
One of the keys to any successful dental procedure is making sure the are we work on is clean. The suction that removes the debris and the saliva helps keep the areas clean. It also keeps any tooth we are working on dry. With fillings, a dry tooth is necessary, so they do not fail.
Our job as dentists is to provide the best care possible. Our patients want the work we do to help them maintain their oral health. Keeping the mouth dry allows us to provide more comfort for our patients while making sure we do the best work possible. You may not like the sound of the suction or the feeling of a dry mouth, but it is worth it because of the benefits it provides.
If you have any questions about your oral health. Give us a call.