Tooth extraction is one of the most effective ways to help a patient with acute toothache. In many cases teeth roots without acute symptoms are extracted to prevent complications such as the spread of infection. In rare cases the extraction of healthy teeth is recommended as in carefully selected orthodontic cases.

A certain degree of damage to the alveolar bone, gingival and mucous tissue is unfortunately always part of an extraction. The aim of every clinician should be to carry out the operation with little to no damage to the surrounding tissue and adjacent teeth.

Alveolar bone preservation is vital for both successful implant placement and to achieve the optimum aesthetic appearance. The amount of alveolar bone left intact after the extraction will also play a significant role in the long term prognosis of the implant.

Fracturing of the maxillary tuburositas is a relatively frequent complication of upper wisdom tooth removals. This can result in severe pain, prolonged healing phase and long term problems for the patient which should be avoided at all costs.

The correct use of the extraction instruments is crucial and the improper handling of these instruments will focus forces in the wrong areas, resulting in unnecessary tissue damage.

The Luxator® LX was designed to avoid this unnecessary tissue damage and also improves the accessibility in difficult to reach areas. The titanium nitride coated periotome tips, available in 4 different types, can be inserted into a specially designed contra angled hand piece. Driven by this hand piece, these tips will move in a vertical reciprocation fashion to become a mechanical peritome.

By using the Luxator® LX in combination with the manual Luxator ®instruments a safer and less traumatic extraction can be possible.

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