A better solution than scalers
Composite and amalgam overhangs are an exceptionally common phenomenon. The challenging task of removing these dangerous, hard-to-detect overhangs often falls upon hygienists, who come across them during cleanings. While discussing this with a colleague recently, he informed me that many hygienists have to attempt to trim overhangs off with scalers.
While the dedication to patients' oral health is admirable, this method is overly challenging and unreliable. The use of a traditional scaler to crush, fragment, or scrape away at a subgingival overhang risks significant irritation or even damage to the gingival tissue, and it may not completely remove the overhang. Even ultrasonic scalers can produce unsatisfactory results, with research suggesting they tend to leave exceptionally rough surfaces behind after use.
Instead, the solution is to keep the ContacEZ Hygienist Strip and the Subgingival Strip System on hand so hygienists have everything they need to perform top-notch cleanings and quickly and easily remove overhangs. The Hygienist Strip is perfect for interproximal cleaning and scaling, reaching and removing otherwise hard to reach interdental stains and calculus.
The Subgingival Strips are uniquely designed to cut or trim off overhangs and polish the affected area back to a natural finish without soft tissue damage.