Figure 5-31.Mandibular shaped extraction forceps.
Dentists and oral surgeons will select forceps that
are the most comfortable and provide the best results.
So you can better assist during oral surgery
procedures, you need to know where particular forceps
are used. We will cover some of the more common
tooth extracting forceps and where they are used in the
Maxillary, Incisors, Cuspids, and
Some of the more commonly used extraction
forceps designed for use in maxillary, incisor, cuspid,
and bicuspid areas of the mouth include the #1, #65,
#150, and #286.
FORCEPS #1.Forceps #1 are used to remove
maxillary incisors and cuspids. The beaks (grasping
parts) are in line with the handle (fig. 5-32). Because of
the straight line design, a dentist can exert a lot of
FORCEPS #65.Forceps #65 are used on
overlapping maxillary incisors and root tips. The
handles of the #65 forceps are straight and the beaks
are offset (fig. 5-33). When the forceps are closed,
they resemble a bayonet. The beaks are short, very
narrow, and slender.
Figure 5-32.Forceps #1.
Figure 5-33.Forceps #65.
FORCEPS #150. The Forceps #150 are
sometimes referred to as maxillary universal forceps.
Even though the #150 forceps can be used in any
region of the maxillary arch, they are specifically
designed to remove maxillary incisors, cuspids,
bicuspids, and residual roots. The beaks are set at an
angle to the handles, which makes them accessible to
any part of the maxillary arch (fig. 5-34). When the
handles are closed, the beaks are noticeably close