Physics Forceps – which are used at Pearl Dental Clinic – are a very specialised type of tooth extraction forceps that allow dentists to perform tooth extractions as atraumatically as possible thus preserving bone.
The unique design of the tool allows the practitioner to apply light but constant pressure to the affected tooth without causing excessive damage to the surrounding bone and soft tissue.
By providing a simple advantage of first-class lever mechanics, Physics Forceps use their own patented beak and bumper technique to extract even the most damaged teeth, while protecting the surrounding bone and socket.
This innovative device differs from traditional tools – which primarily grasp, squeeze and twist – to exert a slow and steady force to release the tooth from the alveolar bone in the most efficient manner possible.
Combining the biomechanical benefits of a first-class lever with the reaction that is occurring, the Physics Forceps method – carried out by dentists at Pearl Dental Clinic – makes the notoriously difficult procedure easier than ever, while providing a steady and unrelenting trauma to the periodontal ligament that – in turn – causes the release of hyaluronidase, which liberates the tooth from its attachment to the alveolus.
With Physics Forceps – which involve the dental practitioner applying constant, steady pressure with the wrist only – it is rare to cause breakages to the buccal bone or cortical plate. This process involves moving the tooth between one and three millimetres through stress and separating it from the gum tissue.
When the chemical breakdown of the periodontal ligament by hyaluronic acid is sufficient, the tooth is able to elevate effectively and the Physics Forceps have been successfully utilised.
The growing desire to leave surrounding bone tissue unaffected by tooth extractions is due to an increasing demand for dental implants among those people who are hoping to replace their missing tooth with an implant. Dental implants need as much bone as possible preserved during the extraction process.