Dental Instruments – Tissue, Cotton & Dressing Pliers
Tissue, cotton, and dressing pliers are dental instruments used for a variety of procedures in restorative and surgical dentistry. They are designed with long, thin, pointed tips that allow for precise placement and manipulation of small materials such as cotton pellets, dressings, and other tissues.
Tissue, cotton, and dressing pliers come in various shapes and sizes, with different tip designs and handle styles to accommodate different procedures and preferences. 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 tissue, cotton, and dressing pliers, the dental professional first selects the appropriate size and shape for the procedure being performed. They then carefully grasp the material with the pliers and manipulate it as needed, being careful not to damage surrounding tissues.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of tissue, cotton, and dressing pliers 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.