Dental Instruments – Tissue Punches
Tissue punches are dental instruments used in periodontal and implant surgeries to create a round or oval-shaped hole in the gingival tissue or the periosteum for various purposes. The tissue punches come in various sizes ranging from 2mm to 6mm in diameter, with the most common size being 3mm. Tissue punches can be disposable or reusable, with the reusable punches being made of high-quality stainless steel.
Tissue punches are used to create an opening to access the underlying bone and soft tissue during surgeries such as implant placement, bone grafting, and periodontal procedures. They can also be used for biopsy procedures to obtain tissue samples for further analysis. Tissue punches can provide a precise, clean, and bloodless incision with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue, leading to faster healing and reduced patient discomfort.
The tissue punch is typically used in combination with other surgical instruments, such as elevators, retractors, and bone files, to access and prepare the surgical site. The choice of tissue punch size and shape will depend on the specific surgical procedure and the surgeon’s preference.