There are several popular extraction forceps for the mandibular molars, including the
Forceps #15areused to remove mandibular first and second molars. The beaks have concave inner surfaces with a pointed projection on the tips. These forceps work well in grasping the crown with the two projecting tips extending to the bifurcation between the two roots on mandibular third molars. The left handle on the #15 has a finger rest.
Dental-Forceps No. 16 and Dental-Forceps No. 16s are used to remove mandibular molars. The #16 forceps are nick named mandibular cow horns when they are open. The left handle on the #16 has a finger rest.
Dental Forceps No. 17, like the #15 and #16 forceps, are used on lower first and second molars. The beaks of the #17 forceps are similar to the beaks of the #15 forceps; however, the handle of the #17 is straight.
Dental Forceps No. 217are used to remove mandibular second and third molars. The beaks have inner concave surfaces and pointed projections much like those of the #15 forceps. The handles have a slight curvature and resemble those of the #151 forceps.
Dental Forceps #222 are used on mandibular third molars. The beaks on the #222 forceps are rounded with concave inner surfaces, and angle sharply from the handle.