dental vacuum

dental vacuum

An apparatus for removing saliva from the mouth during operation on teeth or jaws.
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Every day, dental professionals are slowly contributing to the diminishment of one of the world's most important natural resources through the use of wet dental vacuum or suction systems.
A buyers' guide to dental vacuum systems [Internet], Oral Health.
However, since most dental chair-side personnel do not touch dental amalgam during mixing and placement, it is considered that the main sources of mercury exposure are aerosols, created in the immediate working environment during and in particular the removal of restorations of dental amalgam, and the exhaust air from dental vacuum systems.
In addition, aerosols and exhaust air from dental vacuum systems will be inhaled despite wearing face masks, which may provide little, if any, barrier to mercury vapors entering the lungs and being absorbed.