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Turning Chisel
Turning chisel is a commonly known surgical instrument that is widely used in the dentistry and orthodontics, mainly for the removal of wisdom teeth. Otherwise called as rotary chisel, this instrument is slid by the dentist between the teeth and slowly turned such that the tooth to be removed is displaced from its alveolar socket. Quick movements of the rotary chisel can lead to root fractures. The rotary chisel is part of the dental instruments used by the dentist along with various other surgical instruments. In simple terms, the rotary chisel functions like a lever with a narrow edge. Proper sterilization procedures need to be adopted that all surgical instruments including the turning chisel are sterilized prior to the operation. The operating instruments are usually placed in a sterilization container and placed in a sterilization chamber. This ensures that infections of the gums and bones do not occur during and post the dental procedure. In hospitals, sterilization is a common procedure. But in a clinic, this might not be the case. Hence, it becomes important to verify that the dental instruments put to use are properly sterilized prior to use. Watch this video to understand how a rotary chisel is put to use by the dentist and why it is important to ensure that the dental instruments are sterilized. LIVE OPERATION Tooth Extraction with the turning chisel.
Produced: 05/2011