Role of Periotomes in Veterinary Dental Extraction

Tooth extraction is equally challenging for both patients and dentists. It necessitates a significant amount of time and expertise. Veterinary tooth extraction is now a common concern. In addition, most domesticated animals require tooth extraction, including cats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals.


Appropriate tools can make the tooth extraction process much faster and easier. Teeth extraction tools must be efficient, versatile, and long-lasting. In addition, the instruments must meet the standards so that the animal patient is not traumatized. The periotomes are the most commonly used tooth extraction tools. The dental periotomes instrument aids in tooth extraction. They help ease the extraction process by severing the fibers around the tooth. In addition, the instrument protects the anatomy of the socket.

The most important and difficult aspect of tooth extraction is root mobilization. In addition, there must be no damage to the tooth or tissue surrounding it. Periotomes function similarly to luxators but require less manual force to luxate roots. In addition, it ensures a gentle experience for patients and reduces their fear of future dental treatments.

Variations of Periotomes Dental Instruments

Many types of tooth extractors need to become part of public knowledge. The increasing awareness will make tooth extraction and the other dental procedures swift and trauma-less. For example, the periotome is an ideal instrument for atraumatic tooth extraction. In addition, it helps in post-operative healing and further tooth implantation procedures.

Periotome Dental Instruments

Periotome requires no force, and it works for vertical luxation. Vertical luxation requires no force, which makes extractions as clean as possible. In addition, the thinness of the instrument makes it easier not to damage the soft tissues.

Periotomes are generally available in the following types and variations:


Periotome is a dental tool for tooth extraction with minimal tissue damage. A serrated blade easily cuts the periodontal ligament and does not damage the nearby tissues. In addition, this atraumatic extraction periotome has a coated blade to enhance the instrument’s durability. These instruments are thinner and flatter than conventional elevators. In addition, it prevents alveolar bone damage, making them an ideal instrument for dental implant placement. The thin working end of the instrument allows the dentist to carefully access the side of the socket wall and prevent any expansion when manipulating the tooth.

Double Ended Titanium Coated Serrated Periotome

Double Ended Titanium Coated Serrated Periotome is an advanced version of periotome for tooth extraction with minimal tissue damage. A serrated blade easily cuts the periodontal ligament.

Titanium Coated Serrated Periotome

Double Ended Titanium Coated Serrated Periotome features an ergonomic handle with knurling for swift handling. This handle requires less hand fatigue and pinch. The double end is convenient for the dental surgeon as a single tool can give dual functionality.

Gflex Periotome Titanium Coated Micro Serrated

Gflex Periotome Titanium Coated Micro Serrated is a single-ended dental surgical instrument. It aids in cutting the periodontal ligament from the tooth’s root surface. In addition, extraction forceps do not have to be inserted deep into the PDL space with this tool.

Titanium Coated Micro Serrated

Therefore, Mirco Serrated Gflex Periotome minimizes the damage to the alveolar bone. In addition, the tiny blade at the edge of the periotome is permanently fixed and will not rotate when pressure is applied. Hence, the micro-serrated periotome makes posterior extractions less traumatic for the patient and easier for the dentist.

Gflex (Tome) Titanium Coated Micro Serrated Periotomes

Gflex (Tome) Titanium Coated Micro Serrated Periotome is handheld dental equipment. It makes extraction of teeth from the periodontal ligaments during veterinary surgical procedures swift and easy. In addition, the micro-serrated blades are specially designed for insertion into the alveolar bone.

Titanium Coated Micro Serrated Periotome

It cuts and loosens teeth from the socket while minimally damaging the encompassing structure. Hence, it helps maintain the socket with a clean-cut and makes it possible to see through the PDL. In addition,  there is no need for elevation with a micro-serrated periotome.


There is an increased need for tooth extraction and implantation in the veterinary. In addition, many domesticated animals suffer tooth-related complications that necessitate tooth extraction. Peritomes are ideal tools for procedures involving teeth removal with minimal damage.


Vet and Tech offer autoclavable, rust-proof, and German-forged Periotomes. In addition, variations of this instrument are available to meet different surgery requirements. For example, GerMed Periotome is a specialized variation suitable for small animal tooth extraction procedures. The ‘Vet and Tech’ instruments make the tooth extractions atraumatic. Our tool’s design ensures a secure grip and error-free invasive procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to maintain a periotome dental instrument?

Instrument maintenance and periodic examination ensure good performance. Inspect the mobile parts of the dental extraction instruments routinely, including the instrument’s sharpness. In addition, the dentist’s tool instrument sterilization is a must after every use.

What is the difference between an elevator and a periotome?

An elevator works in a prying motion, while a periotome requires no force and has vertical luxation. Periotomes are special extraction instruments for insertion into the periodontal ligament space. In addition, periotomes are thinner and flatter than traditional elevators.

Are the periotome of Vet and Tech autoclavable?

All instruments at Vet and Tech are German forged. All tools are autoclavable due to this feature of German forging. In addition, the tools are reuseable after sterilization.

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