In surgery dentist often needs to separate a bone or tooth from the fibrous membrane, called the periosteum that covers it. This is done with a periosteal elevator. The dentist may also use it to gain access to retained roots and surrounding bone. Periosteal elevators are mainly used to lift full thickness soft tissue flaps. The rounded edges of the tool minimizes the tearing of tissue when lifting the gum flap.
The sharp end makes the initial lifting of the flap easier. Flaps make it easy to visualize the area of interest during multiple extractions, particularly cat teeth, and in the creation of sliding flaps and other flaps in periodontal and oral surgery. Our periosteal elevators are commonly used in dental procedures.