Extraction surgeries are intimidating for the patient and the dentist alike. The idea of uprooting even a single cuspid tooth can be quite unsettling, given the anatomy of the procedure. Fortunately, Dental Elevators have evolved in application and design to aid atraumatic extractions and tooth mobility. The variations in configuration and design coupled with premium-grade manufacturing processes ensure a firm grasp and elevated control for the exodontist in the operating room.
Purchasing decisions: why Buying the Correct Tools is Necessary
The surgeon enters the dental theatre with a tray set up to accommodate all possible applications during a particular surgery. During the procedure, there is a short window of time and almost no time to access the quality of the tool being used. As such the responsibility of tool examination and preparation falls to other medical professionals.
For the purchasing professional, quality must be a priority. Since luxation instruments are reusable and retain an extended “useful life” the purchase decision must be based on quality and longevity. The medical staff must identify the utility and ergonomic configuration of the surgical instrument they aim to buy.
Understanding the Instrument, its Applications, and Types
The utility is a solid factor in making a medical purchase. Instrument kits are often designed to encompass useability for several procedures; thus, they aren’t an economical purchase; all things considered.
What is a Dental Elevator?
The primary function of this tool is to luxate a malposed, impacted, decaying, or otherwise abnormal tooth. This is instrumental in extraction before the use of dental extraction forceps or in conjunction with peristomes and Anglevators. This apparatus aids in mobilizing and dislodging the tooth from its socket using the leverage principle. The crest of the socket structure may act as a fulcrum when the tool is in use. However, for restricted and narrowed quadrants of the mouth, the teeth adjacent to the extraction site bear the brunt of the leverage. This isn’t encouraged during a procedure, as such the correct variation of the dental elevators is a more plausible choice for the surgeon. The variations in design, size, and grip are meant for different quadrants of the oral cavity.
This is a versatile instrument with several applications besides the primary purpose of extraction. During surgery dentists often reach out for this tool time and again. That said, the applications of this tool include (but aren’t limited to) the following
- Luxating impacted, decaying, and malposed teeth for extraction
- For the reflection of the mucoperiosteal membrane
- To examine the base of the tooth for calculus and build or evidence of decay before attempting an elevating motion
- To dislodge carious roots or fractured tips
- For breaking/splitting teeth that have a groove placed in them
- For the removal of Intra radicular bone
- To sever tissue and membrane when extracting a tooth
- To create a purchasing point when working on an impacted tooth
These points cover a basic application of the instrument in question. Each variation of the instrument, however, serves a designated purpose.
There are numerous variations of the dental elevators you may need for the procedures performed at the medical facility you are purchasing for. Following are a few basic orientations of the instrument used widely across several procedures
This tool is designed to expose the surgical site. Used in the reflection of the mucoperiosteum from the bone underneath, the tool helps the surgeon lift soft tissue before luxation can begin. This further diversifies into variations that can be assessed for purchase.
A pick-type apparatus, this variation is applicable in the removal of a bicuspid or a fractured tooth. This is a relatively heavier tool that helps reach down the socket and pick out deformed or broken roots and tips of the tooth being treated.
Corresponding tools: The Anglevator
This is a revolutionary instrument that has taken extraction up a few notches. A sleek, ergonomic instrument that can be used to luxate and remove teeth while also severing the membrane and soft tissue without traumatizing surrounding vessels. This is often used during extraction surgeries along with regular elevators.
Assessing Quality to Find a Manufacturer
To assess the quality processes of a manufacturer, it is necessary to check their ISO quality standards and FDA compatibility. A certified manufacturer will offer their ISO certification number and always mention that they follow FDA standards on their website. These are indicators of legitimate supply practices and guaranteed quality checks before they dispatch your order.
Of course, a new business can supply and manufacture premium quality instruments. However, experience indicates growth and a solid customer base. This is a factor that is viewed in conjunction with innovations, quality practices, warranty policies, and restoration assistance when evaluating a possible supplier.
Finance is a crucial part of running a dental practice. As such the warranties offered by the manufacturer, their shipping charges, offers, and other aspects matter. Discuss details of all possible services you may need with a surgical instrument seller before booking an order.
GerDentUSA Inc. has been manufacturing, improving, delivering premium grade, German forged stainless steel instruments including dental elevators with tungsten carbide and titanium variations for over 30 years. We understand business, quality compliance, and customer satisfaction like no other.