3-19. DENTAL ASPIRATOR (SUCTION APPARATUS, DENTAL)
The dental aspirator (figure 3-26) is an electrically operated vacuum suction unit
used to maintain a clear operating field by removing blood, bone chips, debris, and other
materials. The unit is fitted with a tube running from a vacuum bottle that ends in a
handle and suction tip. The handle fitted with a suction tip is controlled by the oral
surgery assistant in the removal of extraneous material from the surgery site.
Figure 3-26. Dental aspirators.
3-20. DRESSING FORCEPS (FORCEPS, DRESSING)
Dressing forceps (figure 3-27) have the appearance of large tweezers. They are
used to handle sterile dressings inside the mouth.
Figure 3-27. Dressing forceps.