Dental Instruments – Elevators

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Dental elevators are instruments used in dentistry to loosen and elevate teeth from the alveolar bone socket prior to extraction. These instruments come in different sizes and shapes, each designed for a specific type of tooth and extraction technique.

Common types of dental elevators include:

  1. Straight Elevators: These elevators have a straight shaft and are used to loosen teeth by applying pressure in a vertical direction.
  2. Cryer Elevators: These elevators have a curved tip and are used to loosen teeth by rocking them back and forth.
  3. Luxating Elevators: These elevators have a thin, flexible blade that is inserted into the periodontal ligament space around the tooth. The blade is then twisted or rotated to sever the ligament and loosen the tooth.
  4. PDL Elevators: These elevators have a concave blade that conforms to the curvature of the tooth and is used to gently loosen teeth by pressing against the periodontal ligament.

Dental elevators are typically made of stainless steel or titanium, and can be sterilized and reused. Proper selection and use of dental elevators can help make tooth extraction procedures more efficient and comfortable for both the patient and the dentist.


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