Waldent Luxators incorporates the world acclaimed ergonomic handle and a unique cornered, rigid tip that enables elevation of roots without risk of damaging the adjacent tooth.
- The luxator is ergonomically designed for comfort & control during use.
- The shape & size of the handle is designed to minimize the force needed.
- Reduced trauma to teeth & tissues
- Gentle penetration & efficient cutting of PDL
Luxators are used in a cutting & rotating manner & permits a gentle widening of the alveole & major part of extraction can be done without forceps.
The shank & blade are placed parallel to the root surface of the tooth & the tip of luxator is pushed into alveolar socket.
Long/short - Using the regular or the short periotome is a matter of control and access. The 10mm shorter blade on Luxator Short Peritome enables an optimal working position for smaller hands.
Contra - Good access from the lingual and/or distal side.
Inverted - About the same but less. General, Lingual and/or Distal
Curved - General use or starter. Good from the buccal side
Straight - Apical and/or interproximal
L3A - Distal of the third molar
Dual Edge - Start of difficult, well hidden, root extraction, extract fractured tips. Safer stepped insertion reduces the risk of slipping. Ideal for deeply fractured teeth and decayed roots
- Made of high-grade Stainless Steel
- Ergonomic Design - Better Grip
- Plastic Handles
- Sharp Tip - Better Adaptation to the root surface Cut PDL easily
- Large handles - Better Operator fit
- Rust Free
- Corrosion Resistant - Passivated
- Autoclavable at 135 degree celsius
Disposable / Reusable
Sterile / Non-Sterile
Non - Sterile
Latex / Latex - free
Direction to Use
- Select the appropriate size of instrument for the size of the root
- The size of instrument required may change as the tooth loosens, i.e. smaller diameter instruments may be required to cut periodontal ligament apically than required at the start of the extraction
- Luxators should not be used for leverage as this will damage the fine working end
- Luxators should be held in the palm with the index finger extended towards the tip of the blade. This will minimize trauma to the patient in the event of instrument slippage
- The operator’s nondominant hand should be used to retract soft tissues, stabilize jaw and support the alveolar process
- Luxator should be inserted in the periodontal space using gentle pressure until resistance is felt. Hold the luxator in position for a few seconds to stretch and disrupt the periodontal ligament. Gradually move the tip of the luxator to the apex of the tooth.
- Luxators are used to cut periodontal ligaments within two-thirds of the length of the root.
1. What is the difference between Elevator & Luxator?
- Both are designed to aid in the extraction of teeth, however, there are significant differences in their design and intended use.
- Luxators are thinner than traditional elevators, and because of this, they are sharper
- Elevators are thicker with a slightly bowed shoulder on the backside and are less sharp
2. How they are different in technique & Use?
- Luxators are thinner and sharper, they are better able to fit in tight apical spaces and are more efficient at cutting the periodontal ligament
- They are designed to be used in a circular cutting motion while applying apical pressure, to separate the tooth from the surrounding bone and periodontal ligament
- Deeply wedged luxator is used to push against a tooth root to assist in tearing the periodontal ligament
- Luxators should not be used in a prying motion like traditional elevators, however, nor should you try and apply torque to a tooth root with a luxating elevator
- When you use a luxating elevator as a wedge against a tooth to facilitate the breakdown of the periodontal ligament, the luxating elevator must be deeply seated in the periodontal ligament space
We often describe luxators as being a very technique sensitive instrument as they are not very forgiving and will chip and/or break if used incorrectly
- Root Elevators are used in oral surgery to lever or pry teeth out of the socket
- Ideally used where more force and/or more torque is needed to extract a tooth
- Although elevators aren’t as sharp as luxating elevators, they are stronger and more durable because the tips are thicker
3. What should i use, a luxator or an elevator?
Choosing an appropriate armamentarium is the most essential aspect before operating any dental procedure. However, selecting the instrument is largely a personal preference, one that can be influenced by your method of extraction
- Those that remove a lot of buccal bone and are fairly aggressive with their extraction technique tend to like elevators
- The key is to ensure the instrument you choose fits the tooth root being worked on. Too large and it will crush the surrounding alveolar bone. Too small and it won’t be able to properly follow the curvature of the tooth root
- While picking a luxator , choose the that has a tip width similar to the root diameter
- The angle of a luxator’s working blade is important and is chosen for best access: for example, a straight luxator for anterior teeth.
4. How to choose an instrument according to the anatomy of the tooth?
As mentioned above, it’s important to choose the correct instrument for the particular size and shape of tooth you are attempting to extract. You may need several instruments to extract one tooth.
- The root gets smaller as you get closer to the apex, so should your instrument
- If your tooth root is curved, so should your instrument be.
- Trying to use a straight instrument tip on a tooth that’s curved can lead to instrument breakage or trauma to tooth supporting structures
Inward curved (IC) luxating elevators and inward bent (IB) elevators are designed to give you better access to mesial root surfaces. While outward curved (C or OC) luxating elevators and back bent (B) elevators will give you better access to distal root surfaces.
- 1 x W-L-3 S: 3mm Straight, Apical
- 1 x W-L-3 C: 3mm Curved, Interproximal.
- 1 x W-L-5 S: 5mm Straight, Molar Roots.
- 1 x W-L-5 C: 5mm Curved, Interproximal.
- 6 Months warranty against Rust
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