Sleeves for Sensible Practice!

26 May 2023 04:07 PM By GreenGuava

As a dental professional one often comes across a situation wherein a critical dental equipment needs to be used in every patient and still it cannot be autoclaved! 

How do you prevent contamination in such situation?

One such essential instrument is Digital X-ray sensors or popularly called as RVG

A ha! Of course you know you can’t autoclave the sensor and you also know simply put on sensor sleeves before taking the X ray, but today we are writing in detail about sensor sleeves and some of the hidden benefits. We will provide an overview of what sensor sleeves are, how they work, and their benefits for dental professionals.

What are Sensor Sleeves?
Sensor sleeves are small, disposable covers that fit over digital x-ray sensors used in digital radiography. These sleeves act as a protective barrier between the sensor and the patient's mouth, preventing cross-contamination and the spread of infection. Sensor sleeves are made from a thin plastic material and come in various sizes to fit different sensor types.

How do Sensor Sleeves work?
Sensor sleeves are easy to use and can be quickly applied to dental sensors before use. Once the sensor is covered, the clinician can take the radiograph as usual. After the procedure is complete, the sensor sleeve is removed and discarded, and a new one is applied for the next patient. This process ensures that there is no cross-contamination between patients and minimises the risk of infection.

Benefits of Sensor Sleeves

1. Infection Control: One of the primary benefits of sensor sleeves is that they help prevent the spread of infection. Dental radiography involves placing a sensor inside a patient's mouth, which can result in saliva and blood coming into contact with the sensor. Sensor sleeves act as a barrier, preventing these fluids from reaching the sensor and minimising the risk of cross-contamination.

2. Cost-effective: Sensor sleeves are an affordable way to ensure infection control and protect dental sensors. They are easy to apply and remove, which saves time and reduces the risk of damage to the sensor.

3. Improved Patient Experience: Patients often have concerns about the cleanliness of dental equipment used in their treatment. The use of sensor sleeves can help alleviate these concerns and improve the patient experience by showing that the dental professional is taking measures to ensure their safety.

4. Convenient: Sensor sleeves are easy to store and transport, making them a convenient solution for dental professionals who need to move between different locations or rooms during the course of their work.

How to choose best quality sensor sleeves?
Well, it’s really difficult to make out the difference but GreenGuava has been using a high quality plastic in manufacturing sensor sleeves and at the same time ensuring that the sleeves are softer so that it doesn’t hurt inside patients mouth during the radiographs. If our team is present in your city you can even touch & feel our sensor sleeves before buying

Also the sensor sleeves from GreenGuava are highly cost effective, it would hardly make a few paise difference per patient when you choose a substandard plastic over GreenGuava’s high quality sensor sleeves  

In conclusion, sensor sleeves are an effective and affordable way to improve infection control in dental radiography. They provide a barrier between dental sensors and patient fluids, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and infection. They are easy to use, cost-effective, and improve the patient experience. Dental professionals who are looking to upgrade their infection control protocols should consider incorporating sensor sleeves into their practice.




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