oral irrigator

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An oral hygiene device for delivering under pressure fluid such as water, sometimes together with antibacterial solutions and other medicaments, for the purpose of flushing out loose debris and plaque in areas of the mouth that are difficult to access (e.g. beneath fixed bridgework). It may also be used for subgingival irrigation of periodontal pockets. The device may be electrically or manually powered.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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