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Ultrasonic scaler use and pregnancy

I am in my first trimester of pregnancy, and was wondering what your thought were on using the cavitron on patients. I never use the cav on my pregnant patients, but I feel like I’m not treating the patients that need the cav properly if I don’t use it. will it harm my baby if I use the cavitron on my patients?



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There is not any contraindications for using ultrasonic on pregnant patients or while you yourself is pregnant. You can even use it on hepatitis B, C, HIV, Shielded Pacemakers…….the list goes on and on…. Universal Precautions…..check the CDC.

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I’m in line with the rest. Always used on preg patients and while I was preg w/out ant complications.

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I used the ultrasonic scaler while pregnant and I use it on pregnant patients. I never knew any reason not to. I never had any problems with my 3 pregnancies or my babies.

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I always use my cavitron on pregnant women. I’ve also never been told or read I shouldn’t. The benefits of the cavitron on pregnant women with pregnancy gingivitis is a great thing also.

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I have never heard of any contraindications with using the ultrasonic during pregnancy. I agree with Warner, the US can be beneficial and therapeutic for pregnancy gingivitis.

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I will chime in with the rest to say I’ve never heard of any reason to not use a cavitron on pregnant women. I use it on them regularly.

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A practicing RDH for 46 years, I use a Parkel ultrasonic scaler in my office…….I occasionally check in with Parkel tech service to see if guidelines change however they have not over the years..The company recommendation is that an ultrasonic scaler can be used on pregnant women. They also advise to not drape the cord over the belly but keep it high up on the body
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Cavitron fine, no N20

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Parkell corp. cautions consult a physician.Here is the link.It may not be in textbooks but it is in manufacturers guidelines.It is important to read these for all products and equipment that cant be contained in all textbooks.https://parkell.com/Media/Display.aspx?pdf=376&pdfchoice=1

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