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 mouth.
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 leverage.
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 closeContinue Reading