Dental Instruments – Sponge & Dressing Forceps
Dental sponge and dressing forceps are dental instruments used to place and remove sponges and dressings during dental procedures. They have a long, slender handle and a small, delicate jaw that provides a precise grip on the sponge or dressing.
Dental sponge and dressing forceps come in various sizes and shapes, with straight or curved handles and various jaw designs to accommodate different types of sponges and dressings. 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 sponge and dressing forceps, the dental professional selects the appropriate size and type of instrument and positions it carefully to provide optimal access to the area being treated. They then use the forceps to place or remove the sponge or dressing as needed during the procedure.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental sponge and dressing 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.