Directions for use of the Plak-Vac® Suction Toothbrush with the Res-Q-Vac® Hand Powered Suction System
Preparing to use Plak-Vac
- The use of Res-Q-Vac requires a special Plak-Vac brush. Check to
be sure that your Plak-Vac brush has a red plug in the control port.
- Gloves are recommended when doing any oral procedure.
- Rinse brush in hot water prior to each use.
- Regular toothpaste is not recommended due to foaming and necessity
to rinse. Use of a non-foaming, non-rinse type oral care solution is
recommended. Consult a healthcare professional for your specific needs.
- Connect Plak-Vac to Res-Q-Vac suction system.
- Dip Plak-Vac brush into oral care solution of your choice. Leave
control port open when dipping brush to preserve liquid. Water, diluted
mouthwash, saline-baking soda solution w/peroxide or fluoride gel are
some commonly used solutions. Consult your healthcare provider for
- As brush is placed in patient's mouth begin squeezing Res-Q-Vac handle.
This evacuates any fluid build-up (saliva, etc.) that may occur. Res-Q-Vac
handle must be squeezed often and quickly during use to provide suction
necessary to evacuate fluid. Suction will stop when you stop squeezing
- Brush inside of cheeks, palate and tongue to remove mucous film,
food residue and plaque. Hold tongue with a 2x2 inch gauze during brushing
- Periodically dip brush tip into liquid to flush excess plaque and
food debris from bristles and suction line. Pressing bristles against
side of cup may help with debris removal.
Clean Up and Disinfection
Clean brush, suction hose and canister by flushing with water until free
of visible material. Hydrogen peroxide solution may be used to aid in disinfection.
DO NOT flush or submerge the Res-Q-Vac pump handle. The Res-Q-Vac pump handle
may be wiped with disinfection solution.
- Patients with inflamed gums may experience slight bleeding of gums. In
most cases this will cease as gums heal with regular mouth care. Consult
your healthcare provider if bleeding is prolonged or excessive.
- Some medical conditions may require antibiotic therapy when oral care is
provided. Consult with your healthcare provider before beginning oral care.