Tongue Depressors

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A Tongue Depressor is a medical instrument which is used to hold the tongue against the floor of the mouth during…

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Description

A Tongue Depressor is a medical instrument which is used to hold the tongue against the floor of the mouth during examinations. Without the use Tongue Depressors, the patient’s tongue may drift up, impeding the practitioner’s view of the mouth and throat. The Tongue Depressors are non sterile, premier flat wooden spatulas with smooth safely rounded ends and high tensile strength. Tongue depressors do not need to be sterile as a general rule because they are not being introduced to a highly vulnerable area of the body. However, they are usually discarded after use to reduce the risk of passing microorganisms between patients.

These Tongue Depressors deliver consistent performance and strength, and are precision cut with smooth polished finish. They are sturdy, and uniform in size and colour. It is efficient and effective to use disposable tongue depressors, since they are routinely used in patient examinations.

There are 100 Tongue Depressors per packet.

Uses

Tongue Depressors have a variety of different uses.

Firstly, Tongue Depressors are used to hold the tongue against the floor of the mouth during examinations. Without the use of Tongue Depressors, the patient’s tongue may drift up, impeding the practitioner’s view of the mouth and throat. They are ideal for oral examinations and patient care.

These wooden sticks can be used to spread hot wax onto your clients during many different treatments. They enable you to apply wax thin and consistent with minimal cost. Spas and salons use this item in large quantity for waxing purpose.

Many dental clinics also use Tongue Depressors to inspect the throat.

Application

  • To use a tongue depressor, a medical professional asks the patient to open the mouth wide, and then places the instrument on the tongue and gently bears down to hold the tongue in place.
  • Some patients have a heightened gag reflex and may gag if the tongue depressor is placed too far back in the mouth or if it brushes against the uvula.
  • Patients may also have sore and tender mouths, especially if they are going to the doctor because of a mouth problem, in which case care must be taken to minimize pain when placing the tongue depressor.
  • Once the examination is over, the instrument can be discarded.