Just about any tool that a professional uses in the treatment of teeth and gums could be considered a dental hand piece. Everyone has gone to an appointment and noticed the instruments lined up on a stainless steel tray. Each of these instruments has a purpose, and serves a function in the treatment of the patient. While they may look like a tongue depressor to a layman, they actually serve a completely different reason in the dental field.
If a tooth requires a filling, there is a tool for that. As a matter of fact there will be more than one. If there is a decayed section of tooth, there are tools that must be used to first take away the decay and then rebuild the tooth. There are tools that are used to clean the teeth. There are tools that are used to scale the gums. No matter what the procedure, there is an instrument that is necessary to be able to perform it correctly. These are the dental hand pieces that the doctor relies heavily on to give the best treatment to their patients.
Even the small mirror that sits at the end of a stainless steel handle is considered a tool. It is used to see in places where it might not be so easy for the naked eye to see such as inside the mouth or the back of a tooth. Even the small hooks that are used to rid a tooth of tartar are a tool in the doctor’s arsenal. No matter whether it is the hygienist or the doctor, these are all tools that they need to get the job done.