A very useful tool not just for implant dentistry but for all kinds of general dentistry and endodontic procedures is the Stropko Irrigator. I cannot imagine practicing without it. Developed by endodontist Dr.John Stropko it is available for purchase from his website www.stropko.com. Also available from other major dealers such as DCI, Henry Schein, Sybron-Kerr,Vista Dental and probably others. I am not aware that it is sold in India. The 3way needs modification to reduce the inlet pressure to accomodate the Irrigator and it is best to have a separate dedicated 3way for the Irrigator.
The images alongside are self explanatory. Among the uses in implant Dentistry are
- Clean and flush extraction sockets just prior to implant placement
- Irrigation of the surgical site
- Flush debris out of the internal screw channel of the implant.