Wire and cable products from Loos and Company Medical Technologies Division support the latest in surgical instrument design, including dental explorers and periodontal probes. These tools rely on high quality wire, such as stainless steel, to form the precise curves and points that are essential to accurate examinations. We place a strong emphasis on accuracy, which is why we always work with our customers to determine the best material and requirements to meet their specific performance needs. Here are just a few examples of valuable examination tools made possible by our wire products.
Periodontal probes are used during gentle oral examination processes to assess dental health. There is a small pocket of space between each tooth and its surrounding gum tissue that provides information to dental professionals about issues such as gingivitis. Dentists probe this area and measure the depth of the pocket to assess signs of inflammation or infection. The periodontal probe features a series of small lines along its narrow pointed wire tip. These lines, which are traditionally set in one millimeter increments allow the probe to be used like a ruler.
Dental explorers are also instruments used to perform oral examinations. They typically feature sharp, tapered tips that range in shape from straight to curved. They can be either single-ended or double-ended, and some even feature an explorer on one end and a periodontal probe on the other. As the name implies, they help to explore and inspect the health and structure of teeth. Because the tips are no thicker than a few milometers, they rely on sturdy wire from Loos and Company that allows them to maintain their strength and unique shapes.
To learn more about how our medical wire contributes to the production of periodontal probes and dental explorers, visit the surgical instruments page on our website. Additionally, visit our resource library for more information about our alloys and wire properties.