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The Daily Extraction: Lower Decayed Molar With A Complication – A Broken Instrument

Dr. Tommy Murph extracts tooth #31 and has a complication – a broken elevator

Dr. Murph is able to elevate this molar pretty quickly but the tip of his 301 elevator fractures off. He finishes the extraction with the #23 forcep and then goes after the broken instrument tip with a magnetized instrument.

Here is the pre-operative photo of the tooth:

And, the pre-operative radiograph (x-ray):

Here are the magnetized instruments in Dr. Murph’s armamentarium:

Plus, the instrument he uses to magnetize them:

It is important for all exodontists to have either magnetized instruments or a magnetizer on hand in case an instrument or surgical bur should break. As you can see in the video above, it can be very difficult to visualize the instrument tip in a field of blood.

Enjoy your Daily Extraction.

Dr. Murph is a South Carolina dentist who practices general dentistry who really excels in extracting teeth. For patients in the Myrtle Beach area, I can heartily recommend Tommy as YOUR dentist.

For dentists, Dr. Murph has a number of resources for you in extracting teeth, including one on one courses in his office.

Dr. Murph’s website is here and his extraction manuals are here on e-Bay.


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