Easy® for Extractions
To meet the needs of
dentists performing extractions, Premier® introduces the only
Periotomes featuring the patented Big Easy® handle.
Periotomes are designed to sever the periodontal ligament (PDL)
prior to the extraction, so that the tooth comes out easier and
faster. The Big Easy handle, with its medical-grade silicone
grip, provides superior comfort and control to the clinician.
The result is a better experience for the patient and the clinician.
Premier's instruments come in two,
double-ended styles for anterior or posterior use. With
these two instruments, dentists will be able to reach all areas
of the mouth, making extractions easier and less traumatic for
the patient. Like luxating elevators, Periotomes are designed
to sever the PDL. Unlike luxators, however, Periotomes are
not designed to lift the tooth.
selecting a periotome, choose based on the following criteria:
- Weight- The Big Easy, with its hollow handle, reduces the
effort needed by the clinician.
- Tactile Sensitivity- The medical grade silicone grip on all
Big Easy instruments provides better tactile sensitivity because
it allows the clinican better handling and control over the
- Balance- Quality workmanship ensures that the Big Easy periotomes
are balanced for better handling and easier use.
- Comfort In Use- The Big Easy grip provides a passive feedback
system, requiring less pressure for the clinician, resulting
in less strain on the muscles.
- Blade Thickness- Premier's blades are thin enough to reach
down into the sulcus, yet strong enough to resist bending.
- Blade Sharpness- Clean, sharp edges quickly and easily sever
Use of Periotomes: By severing the PDL prior
to extraction, the surrounding tissue is subjected to less trauma,
and in many cases, allows for immediate placement of an implant.
To use a periotome, place the blade of the instrument down into
the sulcus, severing the PDL. Lift the blade out of the
sulcus, and repeat the process, moving circumferentially around
the tooth. This will sever the PDL except for where it connects
at the most apical part of the tooth. Afterwards, use a
periosteal elevator and extraction forceps in the usual manner.
If the dentist feels
that the tooth is in danger of breaking while elevating the tooth,
Dr. Howard Farran, leading clinician and editor of DentalTown
Magazine, recommends that the dentist take a five-minute break
from the procedure. During the break, swelling of the tissue
will act like a hydraulic pump and will help to lift the tooth
from the socket, usually leading to a much easier extraction.(1)
Now, with Premier's
Big Easy Periotomes, patients can have less traumatic extractions
and dentists can experience a more ergonomic handle, delivering
better control and handling. Premier's Big Easy Periotomes
are the biggest thing to happen to extractions in a long time.
As a special offer, Premier is offering one FREE Peiotome with
the purchase of any six Periotomes, now through June 30, 2005.
Personal communication, 1/05.
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