Dental Instruments – Periosteals

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Periosteals are specialized dental instruments used in oral surgery procedures to lift and separate the periosteum, which is the thin layer of tissue that covers and protects bones. They are designed with a flat, thin blade that allows for precise manipulation and dissection of the tissue without damaging underlying bone.

Periosteals come in various sizes and shapes, with different blade designs and handle styles to accommodate different 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 periosteals, the dental professional carefully positions the instrument on the tissue and applies pressure to the handle to engage the blade. They then carefully manipulate the instrument to lift and separate the periosteum as needed, being careful not to damage surrounding tissues.

Proper cleaning and sterilization of periosteals 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.