Dentistry naturally involves a lot of work in a patient’s mouth, meaning that droplets from a patient’s mouth may more easily enter the air and land on surfaces, or they may be inhaled by other patients or even our team members. At Trine Dental Group, our dentist and team use an extraoral aerosol evacuation system to help prevent the spread of infection in our office. To learn more about extraoral aerosol evacuation in Orland Park, Illinois, call to schedule a visit with Dr. Christopher Pavletic!
During many dental procedures, a large number of droplets and aerosols are produced, especially with the use of high-speed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers. Even with protective gear such as masks, team members are still at risk of inhaling the droplets or aerosols, and later patients may also be at risk if the droplets and aerosols are not removed completely from surfaces and the air. The extraoral aerosol evacuation sytem we use removes the droplets and aerosols before they can spread beyond the mouth, effectively reducing the risk of infection spread and keeping the air cleaner for dental procedures and surgeries.
To see our extraoral aerosol evacuation system in action, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with our team! We would also be happy to tell you more about our other methods and technologies for protecting our patients during their appointments.