Dental Instruments – Chisels & Gouges
Dental chisels and gouges are specialized dental instruments used to shape and remove small pieces of bone during oral surgery procedures. These instruments are designed with sharp, angled blades that provide a precise cutting edge to shape the bone.
Dental chisels and gouges come in various sizes and shapes, with straight or curved handles and various blade designs to accommodate different types of bone and surgical procedures. They are typically made of high-quality stainless steel or other durable materials, and may have a textured grip for ease of use.
To use dental chisels and gouges, the dental professional carefully positions the instrument on the bone and applies pressure to the handle to engage the sharp blade. They then carefully manipulate the instrument to shape or remove the bone as needed, being careful not to damage surrounding tissues.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental chisels and gouges are important to prevent contamination and ensure patient safety. Dental professionals should follow proper infection control protocols and replace instruments that become worn or damaged.