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3. Surgical Instruments


Irrigating syringes (figure 3-25) are used to wash pus, debris, and other extraneous material from tooth sockets, cavities, or inflamed gingival flaps. The tip is usually metal and should be blunt. If a syringe with a glass barrel is used, particular care must be exercised; the glass barrel could shatter if it is hit with a surgical bur.

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Figure 3-25. Irrigating syringes.

David L. Heiserman, Editor

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Revised: June 06, 2015