Does a sterilizer kill the biofilm found in an air/water syringe tip?
No. There is no way to clean the inside lumens of a reusable air/water syringe tip or to prevent reflux of blood and saliva into the syringe. Cross-contamination may occur in operatories where reusable air/water syringe tips are used. The solution is to use single-use air/water syringe tips.
Are Medicom Pro-Tip Turbo air/water syringe tips recyclable?
Once the Medicom Pro-Tip Turbo air/water syringe tip is used it becomes contaminated and cannot be recycled. They are, however, made from recyclable material.
How do I fix a Medicom Pro-Tip Turbo that leaks or drips water?
The Medicom Pro-Tip Turbo is a single-use product and must never be reattached a second time. Try a second tip to determine if the tip was the issue. If it still drips, proceed to the next step. If the problem persists with a new tip, the seal in the converter may be the issue. Check the connection to see if the seal is intact and in place. Try a small amount of silicone lubricant to see if this resolves the issue. If not, a new seal is available from Medicom.