Dental cleaning device
Vibratory device having tool assembly with fluid transport means
Patient employed digital operated syringe device for irrigating periodontal pockets and other soft tissue spaces
Dental spray handpiece
Nozzle head for the hand piece of a dental prophylactic apparatus
AbstractThe present invention describes a hollow irrigation probe consisting of two parts: (i) a rigid, straight or bent, metal or plastic arm with a proximal connection hub such as a luer lock or luer connection or threaded hub or other connection element; (ii) a short, flexible, plastic distal end with a blunt tapered or round tip. Said flexible part is fixed to the arm by means such as chemical bonding, glue, welding or insert molding or plasma etching or mechanical lock. The probe lumen opens at the center of the tip or laterally at some distance from the tip. The probe according to the present invention constitutes the end of pumping devices reaching the patient's body engineered for the delivery of antibiotic/antiseptic or other physiologic and medically compatible solutions. These devices include different manual and automatic syringes, spray injectors and mechanically/electrically driven pump systems. Said flexible end part is designed for the atraumatic penetration into the gingival sulcus/periodontal pockets. The rigid arm enforces the flexible end into the space between the gum and tooth. It is possible to design multiple are shapes (and sizes) to facilitate accessibility to various teeth and tooth aspects. The new probe according to said invention is designed for use by professional and nonprofessional personnel including patient self treatment.