'periotome' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Dentistry


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A hand instrument with detachable flexible blades that have cutting surfaces. It is used with a vertical sawing motion for severing the periodontal membrane prior to tooth extraction to minimize gingival trauma and to facilitate the extraction. It may also be used to reflect and protect the gingival margin during implant placement.

Subjects: Dentistry.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.