The possibility of Maxillofacial restoration has driven the concept of atraumatic procedures in dentistry. Periotomes, for instance, work as tools that prevent damage to the dental socket and the alveolar bone during an extraction. An atraumatic extraction is the first step to a successful implant procedure. Surgeons use precision instruments and a trained hand to carefully extract a fractured, impacted, or decaying tooth from its placement.
The use of the correct tool in conjunction with other instruments is vital to a successful procedure. Proximators for the most part work as luxation instruments that enter the periodontal ligament to mobilize the tooth. The fine tip prevents expansion of the socket wall and helps the exodontist maintain a steady grip when detaching the tissue and fibers from the base of the tooth.
The dental surgical instrument in question features a sharp cutting end, useful in cutting through soft tissue fibers when detaching teeth.
This surgical instrument has several variations designed to apply controlled pressure when entering the periodontal ligament. The difference in orientation also promotes a gentle expansion of the bone around the tooth without damaging the buccal plate.
Made with German-forged stainless steel, proximators feature a singular or a double working end connected by a metal shank. These ends may be sharp, straight, or angled to enter through the mesial, distal, or lingual of the tooth.
The working end of the said oral instrument or features a serrated blade to further reduce any possibility of tissue or plate damage when luxation of the tooth is underway.
Application of Periotomes in surgery
Used in surgical procedures to separate the root connection of the tooth from the alveolar bone, the proximator is a necessity in the operating room. Besides its primary application, dentists also use this tool to go around the tooth, to explore the oral cavity, or to expose an obscure space in the mouth. Surgeons use these dental instruments to
- Enter the periodontal ligament without expanding the socket unnecessarily
- Apply interproximal motion from the distal, lingual, or mesial of the impacted site
- Apply a hammering motion to grip tissue and perform clean cuts using the serrated blade
- Repeat luxation on all sides of the root until fully mobilized
- Luxate the tooth for a clean extraction or use the anglevator or dental forceps to perform the removal
Using Periotomes for Extraction
Specific variations of dental instruments are created to reduce damage to the surrounding tissue and bone when a tooth is being extracted. A crane pick elevator or a root tip luxator helps remove even the most fractured and impacted teeth, gently. Similarly, a proximator variation may be necessary to enter the periodontal ligament without compromising the integrity of the entire dental structure.
During an extraction procedure, a dentist will manipulate the attachment of the tooth from its base by using the periotome. Next, they will utilize a circumferential approach to go around the tool to achieve complete detachment. The design of this tool helps address the root at a 20° angle as opposed to wider jaw extraction apparatus.
A proximator is crafted to give the surgeon the precision needed to maintain this angle till an atraumatic removal is achieved.
Purchasing and Quality assessment
The quality of care offered by a medical facility determines its success. Maintaining a reliable supply chain for dental instruments is paramount to delivering said quality. It is necessary to assess the quality of the oral surgery apparatus, before placing a purchase order for it.The customer service, and the manufacturing protocol being employed by the company in question are also vital to the transaction. Consider this.
- Materials and variation
Atraumatic tooth extraction is a discipline that addresses all quadrants of the oral cavity. To reach and remove teeth, several variations and a firm grip are necessary. Periotomes with German-forged stainless steel with titanium coatings is the preferred configuration for dentists across the globe. Moreover, the supplier you choose to buy from must carry all possible variations of the surgical instrument you need.
Customization is rare in the surgical instrument industry. However, with a little research, you can find manufacturers who offer customization and adjustments for tools used during exodontia. You must familiarize yourself with manufacturing practices, completion times, shipping, and delivery protocols as well as return policies before collaborating with a manufacturer.
Research and Innovation
Only major players in the surgical world garner the resources needed to research and innovate. However, GerDentUSA Inc. takes pride in designing a patented dental anglevator that is a six-in-one combination of periotomes, chisels, elevator, and extraction forceps during various dental procedures. You can find several sizes, designs, and coating variations for the anglevator at our website. Get in touch with us today!