Luxators are used to stretch and separate the periodontal ligament and to force a wedge between the root of the tooth and the surrounding bone, which helps to loosen the tooth in the socket. Our luxators are straight and extremely sharp and should not be used to lift the tooth like an elevator. Often it is sufficient to use the luxators and then remove the tooth with an extraction forceps afterwards.
Choosing the right size handle - a standard or a stubby (short) handle? It is a great advantage to have two different sizes of handles to choose between, when selecting your luxators/elevators. It is important to have full control over the instrument, otherwise it can slip and hurt the patient. If you can put the blunt end of the handle in your palm and almost reach the tip of the instrument with your index finger, then the dental instrument is the right size foryour hand.
An extraction forceps with a good grip for better control over the extraction procedure. Size fits dogs.
Extraction forceps are used to grip the tooth after the roots of the tooth are loosened with a luxator/elevator. KRUUSE has a wide range of extraction forceps to cover all veterinary requirements. The design decreases the risk of cracking the tooth. Both the spring and the small size of the handle help to prevent use of excessive force. This gives better control of the extraction.
Instrument mixed for oral examination. Extra long measuring probe for pocket depths og big canines and Shepherd hook for defects on the teeth.
The tip of the probe is blunt and perfect for periodontal probing in cats or dogs. Engraved periodontal markings 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 mm, in order to avoid fading ink as a result of autoclaving. The Shepherd hook at the other end is useful for identifying and exploring supra- and subgingival tooth defects.
The KRUUSE winged elevator provides you with a very sharp blade and the lateral wings match the shape of the tooth. This combination will help stretch and cut the periodontal ligaments.
Every vet working with dentistry has a favourite shape of the handles of elevators and luxators. The most important considerations are a good ergonomic fit to secure a firm grip and the sharpness of the tip. When choosing the KRUUSE pear shaped handle, you get a perfect fit in the palm of your hand as well as a choice between two handle lengths. This will allow you to gain complete control of the tip of the instrument and you will get a good experience of holding the optimal tooth extraction instrument in your hand.