Disposable Dental Needles

To prevent cross-contamination, it is important for dental needles to be single-use and disposable. Disposable dental needles are sterile and individually packaged. They are also latex-free. Common dental needle gauge sizes are 25, 27, and 30. Needle lengths can be long, short, or extra short. Dental needles are hypodermic and come with a pre-threaded plastic or metal hub. The cannula on many dental needles is made of stainless steel and is siliconized for smoother insertion.

Major manufacturers of disposable dental needles are Septodont USA, J Morita USA, and Mydent.