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Chunks of Calculus

Can you use high evacuation instead of the normal small suction when doing an FMD or SRP where large chunks of calculus break off? I don’t like that the chunks get stuck on the patient’s tongue or get trapped in the floor of the mouth. Plus the small suction gets clogged, and you have to stop to remove the chunks with your fingers. Is there a better, cleaner, more efficient method?
Thank you all!



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You can use whichever suction you like. The only issue with using HVE instead of a normal suction is it can suction tissue (cheek, tongue) if you aren’t holding it just right. For me, when the suction gets clogged when cleaning a patient with heavy deposits, I just change the suction tip. Sometimes I change it multiple times during the appointment.

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