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periotome


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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.


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