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3. Surgical Instruments


Bone chisels are used to remove bone or section teeth. Some are designed for use with a hand mallet. Another type is driven by a special handpiece, described in paragraph 3-12 as an engine-driven oral surgical mallet. Chisels must be kept sharp to be effective.

a. Stout chisels numbers 1, 2, and 3 are straight bone chisels used with a hand mallet. They differ in the size of their blades.

b. Chisel points used with the engine-driven surgical mallet are made in different shapes, designed for various surgical procedures. These include two bone removing points, one unibevel and one bibevel, one gouge and two tooth elevator points.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015