Instruments used by dental professionals in providing dental treatment are called dental instruments. Among them are instruments for examining, manipulating, treating, restoring, and removing teeth.
Dental instruments are used in the dental profession for a variety of reasons, such as seeing areas of the mouth that would be awkward to see otherwise, or for scraping away tartar and plaque.
Dental instruments can be used to remove excess filling material, adapt plastic filling materials to dental cavities and can ensure a smooth margin between tooth restoration.
How are dental instruments sterilised?
Dental instruments are normally cleaned in a device called an autoclave, which is specifically designed to clean surfaces using extreme heat, steam, and a highly pressurised environment.