winged elevators

They have short winged blades with lateral edges which curve upwards further than traditional elevators, improving conformation to the root structure as well as instrument control.
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SKU
WIN-2189
2mm winged elevator gold handle
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SKU: 012390
1mm winged elevator rainbow purple handle
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SKU: 012389
3mm winged elevator blue handle
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SKU: 012391
4mm winged elevator black handle
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SKU: 012392
winged elevator w/ sterilising box set of 4
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SKU: 012393
autoclavable case f/ winged elevators
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SKU: 012395
Veterinary Elevators designed by Dr Robert Wiggs. They have short winged blades with lateral edges which curve upwards further than traditional elevators, improving conformation to the root structure as well as instrument control. The narrow neck enhances visibility of the root and the shorter shaft improves handling and control, especially if the operator’s hands are not large. The design incorporates the best parts of an elevator and a luxator. Aluminium knurled handles are very comfortable in use. Flattened surface prevents rolling off the table. Available as a boxed set. Elevator or Luxator? Luxator- thin, sharp blade designed to be pushed into the periodontal ligament space down the long axis of the root. It cuts the periodontal ligament fibres and expands the alveolar plate as it is pushes apically. Should not be twisted or lifted (torqued) during use. Must be kept sharp and sterilised after every use. Elevator – a stocky strong blade used to extract loose teeth using adjacent sound teeth. Not usually meant to go below the gumline. More useful in humans where crown/root ratio is closer to 50:50 and roots are stronger. In animals root ration is closer to 30:70 and roots taper toward the apex. They will fracture if the peridontal ligament fibres are not loosened or cut before forceps are applied or if the instrument is torqued.