In order to avoid bone and tissue trauma, as far as possible, during dental extraction treatment, periotomes are used for the gentlest and most atraumatic extraction possible. The periotome detaches the gingival fibres from the marginal gingiva, loosening the tooth to be extracted.
Periotomes are often used before planned implantation. They are available in straight or curved form, depending on the application, in the anterior or posterior region or the existing dental situation. The extremely fine and delicate cutting edges allow the periodontal ligament to be separated before the actual extraction with the lever or forceps.