Dental air compressor is now used as the primary tool in any dental clinic worldwide! The compressor is the main tool in the dental chair and powers the lift to adjust the height and position of the dental chair.
And that’s not all.
The tool the dentist uses to “blow” air into your mouth to dry the tooth’s surface is powered by an air compressor. Further let’s not forget the spinning tool used when grinding a surface for a dental veneer, drilling for a cavity or adding polish to your teeth after a cleaning. All that is powered by the dental air compressor.
Even the saliva ejector is reliant on this technology. Most dental tools (if not electric) rely on air pressure to function properly.
Dental air compressors these days use the oil free type so that no oil vapor goes into the dental patient which could possibly pose as a health risk.
This could also threaten other parts of a compressor since oil vapors tend to clog spaces when it dries. The compressor should also be durable enough to withstand everyday use and function reliably.
A number of air compressor manufacturers even designed a model using Teflon instead of the oil seal in order to minimize if not eliminate friction and still provide that safe dental air free of any smells or tastes.
Compressors at the dental office have become indispensable as a great number of needed tools rely on air power.