Method And Device For Dentistry

Tech ID: 24595 / UC Case 2014-119-0

Brief Description

A technique to facilitate dental extraction, oral surgery, dental implant or specialized dentistry.

Full Description

Tooth extraction is a common procedure in dentistry. Simple extraction can oftentimes require incision of soft tissue. The typical procedure for simple extraction uses extraction forceps and elevators to remove erupted teeth. In some cases a simple extraction is not possible and requires a surgical approach. The current solutions to this problem include surgical intervention, development of novel forceps to improve the mechanical energy transferred to the tooth, ultrasound, use of lasers for periodontal scaling and pulsed laser to destroy and trim away ligaments along the tooth root, achieving atraumatic extractions.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a unique technique for the purpose of aiding tooth extraction and tooth movement.

Suggested uses

Dental extraction, oral surgery, dental implants and specialized dentistry

Advantages

Reduces the amount of mechanical stress

Reduces trauma to surrounding tissues during extraction

Reduced time for tooth extraction

Reduced pain to patient

Reduced cost basis

Patent Status

Patent Pending

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