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An instrument with jaws which are placed between a patient's teeth to prise and hold the mouth open, particularly during the extraction of teeth during a general anaesthetic; they are most commonly used when a mouth prop is being changed from one side of the mouth to the other. The Ferguson gag has jaws in line with the handles and a single-handed ratchet to allow the insertion of a mouth prop.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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