ERGONOMIC LUXATING ELEVATOR
Tooth luxation, the second stage of an extraction, is performed using elevators. Once the ligament has been removed, the luxating elevator will allow the tooth to be mobilised and luxated from its socket.
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To do this, this instrument is inserted into the space previously left by the syndesmostoma (between the root cementum and the alveolar bone), and acts as a lever. Thus, the luxating elevator will allow to break all the desmodontal fibers in order to completely dislodge the tooth. The elevator will use the alveolar bone for support and not the neighbouring teeth to avoid damaging them. When the tooth is mobilised, an audible sign called "sucking sound" or "singing tooth", which the air makes as it passes between the tooth and the alveolus, means that the action of the elevator is complete. All that remains is to grasp the tooth and remove it completely from the mouth.
Ergonomic luxating elevators are an improved version of standard elevators. Ergonomic luxating elevators have a very special design that offers an even more comfortable grip. They combine cutting sensitivity with minimal force required.
Thinner than a conventional root elevator, this elevator will be particularly effective in hard-to-reach areas or for dislocating residual roots with little grip.
The new handle design combines the advantages of easy cleaning and sterilisation with a perfect fit.
Ergonomic luxating elevator have the following characteristics:
Non-removable, the ergonomic luxating elevators are characterized by a thin handle, facilitating access to narrow surfaces, and alternating curved and hollow reliefs allowing a better holding of the instrument in the surgeon's hand.
Very sharp at the tip: softer than the Bernard elevators, these round luxating elevators of increasing size are also sharp at the tip to act effectively, but as atraumatically as possible when dislocating the tooth or root.
The tip has a convex outer surface that contacts the alveolar bone, and a concave inner surface that contacts the tooth.
The ergonomically shaped luxating elevator is heavy enough to provide a solid grip for safe and effective interventions. The handle is followed by a long shaft and a very thin, rounded, slightly hollow tip that is angled backwards to fit the roots perfectly.
These elevators are very popular for separating tissues very easily and severing ligaments well.
They are perfectly adapted to the different areas of the mouth:
The straight luxating elevator: Recommended for the maxillary anterior teeth
Curved luxating elevator: Recommended for the anterior teeth of the mandible
Bayonet luxating elevator: Recommended for posterior maxillary teeth
Instrument length: 16.5 cm Several sizes of tips available:
O Instruments with rounded tip 2.5 mm for soft tooth release
O Instrument with rounded tip 3.5 mm for soft, non-traumatic tooth dislocation
O Instrument with rounded tip 4.5 mm for soft and non-traumatic dislocation of molars
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