Root elevators are dental instruments used in tooth extraction procedures. They are designed to loosen the tooth from its socket in the jawbone by applying controlled force to the root or roots of the tooth. This loosening helps facilitate the extraction process.

typically have a handle for gripping and a thin, curved tip that is inserted between the tooth and the surrounding bone. The curved tip is then used to apply leverage against the tooth, gradually loosening it from the socket. Different elevators may have variations in their tip designs to accommodate different tooth shapes and sizes.

Root elevators are commonly used in conjunction with other dental instruments, such as forceps, to aid in the extraction of teeth that are damaged, decayed, or impacted. Proper use of root elevators requires skill and precision to minimize trauma to surrounding tissues and ensure successful extraction of the tooth.

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