Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery: Tooth Extraction and Dental Forceps

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Why is good illumination of the operative field important during tooth extraction?

To improve the visibility of the extraction site.

In which position should the operator stand for extracting right mandibular teeth?

Behind the patient

Why is the correct position of the patient important during tooth extraction?

To prevent occupational postural problems.

Where should a left-handed dentist stand when extracting lower left teeth?

Behind the patient

Why does the operator stand behind the patient for extracting right mandibular teeth?

To increase accessibility of the oral cavity.

Study Notes

Importance of Illumination

  • Good illumination of the operative field is crucial during tooth extraction for clear visualization of the surgical site.

Operator Positioning

  • The operator should stand at a 10-11 o'clock position when extracting right mandibular teeth.
  • A left-handed dentist should stand at a 1-2 o'clock position when extracting lower left teeth.
  • The operator stands behind the patient when extracting right mandibular teeth to facilitate better access and control.

Patient Positioning

  • The correct position of the patient is important during tooth extraction to ensure patient comfort and facilitate the extraction process.

Learn about the general arrangement for tooth extraction and the different types of dental forceps in this lecture. Topics include the position of the operator, patient, and dental chair, as well as the parts of dental forceps and forceps for maxillary teeth.

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