Fickling's forceps

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[B. Fickling (1909–2007), English dentist] are used to grasp teeth and roots during minor oral surgical procedures; they are angled and have either toothed or non-toothed serrated jaws. Haemostatic (mosquito) forceps are used to grasp blood vessels in order to control haemorrhage. Magill's forceps [Sir I. V. Magill (1888–1975), British anaesthetist] are long angled and used for retrieving foreign bodies causing airway obstruction in the mouth or throat in an unconscious patient. Rongeur forceps are short-bladed cutting forceps used for removing, trimming, or nibbling sharp edges of bone. Dental dam clamp forceps have small pointed beaks designed to engage in the holes of dental dam clamps or retainers to facilitate their placement or removal. Tissue forceps are used to reposition skin and mucosa while suturing and may have toothed or non-toothed working tips.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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