Directions for use of the Plak-Vac® Suction Toothbrush with a Suction Pump or Continuous Suction Source
Preparing to use Plak-Vac
- 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
- Connect Plak-Vac to suction source.
- 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 specific recommendations.
- Place thumb
or finger over control port as brush is placed in patient's mouth.
that may occur.
- Brush inside of cheeks, palate
and tongue to remove mucous film, food residue and plaque.
with a 2x2 inch
brushing if needed.
- Periodically dip brush
tip into liquid with finger over control port to flush excess
Pressing bristles against side of cup
while finger is over control port may help with
Clean Up and Disinfection
Clean brush and suction hose by flushing
with water until bristles and suction
line in Plak-Vac
free of visible
Plak-Vac may be
flushed with hydrogen peroxide solution
to aid in disinfection.
- 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.