Dental Instruments – Extraction Forceps, American Pattern
Dental extraction forceps are specialized dental instruments used to remove teeth from the socket. The American pattern extraction forceps are one of the most commonly used types of dental forceps, and they are designed with a beak that matches the shape of the tooth being extracted.
The American pattern extraction forceps come in different shapes and sizes to match the specific teeth being extracted, such as the upper or lower molars, premolars, or incisors. They are typically made of high-quality stainless steel and have a box-joint design that allows for a secure grip on the tooth during extraction.
To use the American pattern extraction forceps, the dental professional grasps the tooth with the beak of the forceps and applies pressure to loosen the tooth from the socket. The forceps are then used to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it is fully removed from the socket.
Proper training and experience are important to use dental extraction forceps effectively and safely, as they can cause damage to the tooth or surrounding tissues if used improperly.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental extraction forceps 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.