Flashcards in Oral Surgery Deck (5)
What are the main uses of elevators?
To provide a point of application for forceps
To loosen teeth prior to forceps
Extract a tooth without forceps
Removal of multiple root stumps
Removal of retained roots
Removal of root apices
What are the three basic actions used with elevators?
Wheel and axle
What are the aims of suturing?
Compress blood vessels
Promote healing through primary intention
Cover sound bone
Prevent wound breakdown
What are the different types of sutures? Give examples of each.
Non-absorbable - monofilament (monocryl), multifilament (vicryl rapide)
Absorbable - monofilament (prolene), multifilament (mersilk)