Irrigator – an indispensable device for the care of dental implants
Patients who have undergone dental implants or have pins are probably familiar with the concept of “irrigator”. Perhaps not everyone knows what exactly he is and how to use it correctly. But applying it is important. No toothbrush can replace the specified device. And this article will help to understand the algorithm for working with it.
Standard Oral Irrigator
Concept and principle of action
Visually, the device is a portable device that is designed for professional cleaning of the oral cavity (teeth, gums). Therefore, it is better to choose a model after consulting with your dentist. At the same time, individually identifying the device weight that is most suitable for you, functions, type, type of nozzles (for the tongue, soft tissues, braces). Before use, be sure to read the instructions from the manufacturer.
The main tasks of the device include:
Gentle cleansing of all kinds of deposits in the mouth.
Preventive measures for the occurrence of inflammatory processes, caries, stomatitis, glossitis, candidiasis.
Improvement of blood circulation in the area affected by the jet of liquid.
Effective cleaning of the surface of the tongue, which contributes to the freshness of breathing, removal of unpleasant odor.
Careful care for orthodontic, orthopedic structures that accumulate bacteria.
The principle of operation of the irrigator
Cleaning looks like this: a stream of water or another antiseptic, therapeutic agent, through a tube under pressure is fed into the oral cavity, removing excess food and other pathogens. At the same time, not only hard-to-reach areas are cleaned, but also surfaces (tongue, gums), where foci of microbial development can form.
The fluid pressure is adjustable, which makes the use comfortable.
Why is it important to resort to the help of an irrigator?
A feature of the considered variety of implants is that one half of it is inside the body, and the other is in sight. For high-quality fusion with the bone produced create a porous structure. This is an additional risk factor. It is almost impossible to remove microbes from then on. Meanwhile, microbes cover a large area of the pin, destroying it with waste products.
This becomes an unpleasant moment in caring for him. In addition, the maximum concentration of bactericidal microbes is concentrated in the mouth compared to other parts of the human body. A simple brush, a thread with the entire scope of work can not cope.
The problem of harmful accumulations can lead to a steady rejection of the prosthesis. For someone, this only appears after a long period. And some are only three to five years old. Then again the need arises to remove the damaged material, the installation of a new one. This is not only a financially costly event, but also not very pleasant.
In addition to the structural features of the implant itself, there are physiological reasons for the accumulation of plaque on it. Typically, the diameter of the latter is 3.5 – 4.5 mm. The crown covering it is three times as large. For this reason, there is a space called “pocket”. It is he who hides many threats.
In practice, dentists try to correct the above defect with soft tissues. However, atrophied gums that have settled after tooth extraction are not always enough for such manipulations. And to grow it in the required place is not always feasible.
“Pockets” will accumulate all small particles of food that are not removed with a brush, other accessories. Here the irrigator will come to the rescue. It gently, efficiently, fully will reorganize the entire oral cavity. Cleans even the most inaccessible places.
Starting to use the device, patients agreed that even after a long, thorough brushing with a toothbrush, a large amount of food remains is washed away with a jet of water. And also note the ease of use of the device.
Therefore, the answer to the question whether to use an additional tool for cleaning the oral cavity is unambiguous – of course, yes! So, you will not only increase the life of the prosthetic parts, but also get rid of harmful microorganisms, possible foci of inflammation.
Three main advantages of an irrigator over a toothbrush
Removes food debris between teeth
Effectively cleans braces, removes plaque between them
Massages the gums, strengthening them
Remember, the correct attitude to the condition of the teeth will not only preserve the health of the whole organism, but also betray self-confidence, giving others a beautiful smile.