Inovadent™ ExtractEZE™ Root Tip Remover Set of 3
ExtractEZE™ Root Tip Remover
The ExtractEZE™ Root Tip Remover (RTR) is a fingertip grip instrument used to extract a root tip from a patient. The ExtractEZE™ working end has an extremely sharp surgical screw tip with each thread designed to be an anchoring, cutting edge which secures into the root’s dentin once seated. The surgical cutting edges are designed to allow the RTR to “self-seat” into the root canal walls (dentin). The instrument is gently rotated clockwise until firmly seated; then the extraction process may begin. The RTR’s fine tip is designed to find and access a small root canal within the limited space and visibility of the patient’s mouth. Due to the various degrees of ligament attachment to the root, it is important to loosen or luxate the ligament after the RTR’s implementation.
A finger tip grip instrument used to extract root tips from patients.
- Does NOT attach to high or low speed handpieces
- Working end has a sharp surgical screw tip, with each thread designed to be an anchoring, cutting edge which secures into the root’s dentin once seated
- Surgical cutting edges are designed to allow the Root Tip Remover (RTR) to "self-seat" into the root canal walls
- Designed to find and access the root canal within the limited space and visibility of the patient’s mouth
- Cutting edge angle of the RTR easily anchors into a larger root tip canal, providing leverage to sever the periodontal ligament in most cases
- Due to the various degrees of ligament attachment to the root, luxation may be needed. Inserting the RTR prior to luxation is recommended.
- Set of 3; J55, K55 & L60
Extracting Root Tips in the Bottom of the Socket
When a root tip breaks off in the bottom of the socket, it is often difficult to see. The ExtractEZE™ RTR features a fine tip to assist in locating the root canal when vision is limited or obstructed.
1. Take an X-Ray to determine the length of the root tip, root canal location and periodontal ligament integrity. This will also aid in selecting the correct size RTR.
2. Hold the knurled finger grip and insert the surgical screw tip into the tooth socket toward the root tip. Thread the RTR into the root canal.
3. Slowly rotate the instrument clockwise with your fingers until the RTR is firmly seated in the walls of the root canal (dentin)
4. Widening the periodontal ligament may often be required. If needed, loosen or luxate the surrounding root ligaments at this time. • Once the RTR is firmly seated, insert an elevator and loosen the ligament using side to side motion with the elevator thus widening the periodontal ligament for the root tip extraction.
- Do NOT use the Ridge / Alveolar process as a fulcrum for the RTR; this may result in bending the instrument. Force must be vertically applied with the RTR to extract the root tip from the socket without damaging the instrument.
NOTE: Most root tips will be removed easily once the ligament is luxated by simply pulling vertically with fingers on the knurled finger grip with a gentle, firm force. This action will generally sever the periodontal ligament and allow the root tip to be lifted from the socket. Never use RTRs in a rocking motion to loosen root tips.
5. Hold the finger grip gently, but firmly, and pull the instrument vertically out of the socket. If the periodontal ligament is still intact, further loosening of the ligament may be necessary. Remove the root tip from the socket once the ligament is loosened.
6. Remove the extracted root tip from the instrument.
7. Clean the RTR with a soft brush to ensure threads are free of any tissue or debris, then place the RTR in the ExtractEZE™ stainless steel autoclavable block, sterilize and return to the surgical pack.