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3. Surgical Instruments


Rongeur forceps are cutting instruments designed to cut and contour bone (figure 3-18). Springs located between their handles separate their beaks when closing pressure is not being applied. The dentist may ask for a single rongeur.

a. Rongeur number 1A is both a side and end cutting instrument.

b. Rongeur number 4A is a side cutting rongeur.

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Figure 3-18. Rongeur forceps.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015