What is the Dental Instrument Langenbeck Used For?

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Langenbeck

The langenbeck is a surgical instrument used in dentistry.

In the film "langenbeck" you see how the cheek is being held to the side using a Langenbeck during a wisdom tooth extraction. It is important that these instruments, like all surgical instruments, are only used after being sterilized. Here is a picture of a surgical container. The surgical instruments are neatly placed next to one another in the container in order to be ideally stored for the sterilization process.

Prior to surgery, the container is opened and the surgical instruments are removed using sterile gloves; the sterility chain remains intact. The use of surgical containers is standard in hospitals but not in doctors’ offices.

If you are scheduled for an implant bone restructuring surgery or any other kind of surgery, you should be especially aware of hygiene. Sterile instruments are not the norm! Persistent wound infections and bone infections are possible consequences of using non-sterilized instruments.

More about this topic can be found in the video on "Sterility", "Disposable Gloves" and "Osteomyelitis".

Click here to see the video: Langenbeck

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