Extracting Forceps – English Pattern are tools to help remove specific teeth from the upper jaw (maxilla) as well as the lower jaw (mandible). The beak of each forcep has a shape that adapts to the tooth root near the junction of the crown and the root. This adaptation ensures more efficient extraction and a lower chance of unfavorable outcomes.
Some forceps beaks are narrow because their primary use is to remove narrow teeth such as incisor teeth. Forceps designed to remove a lower incisor can theoretically be used to remove a lower molar. However, the beaks are so narrow that they will be inefficient for that application. Other forceps beaks are broader because the teeth they are designed to remove are substantially wider, for example, lower molar teeth. The broad molar forceps will not adapt to the narrow space that the lower incisor occupies. As a result, dentists cannot be use them in that situation without damage to adjacent teeth.
English pattern forceps have vertical hinges and vertically positioned handles (i.e. in use, the handles are in a vertical plane). As a result, they are meant to be used with the hand in a vertical position.
We offer a wide range of forceps, including both maxillary forceps and those used for removal of mandibular teeth.
In addition, our Extracting Forceps – English Pattern are available with a wide variety of beak shapes. They are suitable for extraction of incisors, molars and all other types of teeth.