R & L 3mm Anglevators are the workhorses of your kit, they are used in every extraction procedure and in any situation, a true Swiss Army Knife of oral surgery.
What Is the Anglevator:
The Anglevator™ is a luxating tool that combines six major dental hand tools used in extractions: 1. peritome 2. luxator 3. crane pick 4. chisel 5. elevator and 6. proximator all in one tool which makes extractions easier, less painful and most importantly Atraumatic!
All of the Anglevators are universal instruments, they can be used on every extraction. They are securely wedged between the root and bone in the PDL space, then with twisting/rotation movements you loosen the root.
How to Use the Anglevator:
To start getting comfortable with the Anglevator, place the point of the angled blade into the MESIAL BUCCAL, like we learned with elevators, just in a more apical direction. Work the blade as deep as possible then rotate/twist, like an elevator.
The main objective is to penetrate as deep as possible in the PDL space, wedge securely between the root and bone then wiggle the tooth loose.
You must maintain your instruments. Keep the edge sharp with pink or blue rubber wheels over sharpening stones. The frequency of usage will depend on how often to sharpen these instruments. The sharper you keep your blade the more efficient your instrument will be.