(5) Forceps number 16 is no longer in the Medical Supply Catalog, but you
may see it in clinics.
ROOT ELEVATORS (ELEVATOR, ROOT)
Root elevators are instruments designed to loosen or remove roots, root
fragments, or teeth. As with forceps, a variety of designs are available to suit different
teeth, techniques, and locations in the mouth.
a. Stout A Elevator. This elevator's nib is flat on one side and rounded on the
other. The nib has straight tapering walls and a rounded end (figure 3-11).
Figure 3-11. Stout A elevator.
b. Straight Elevator Number 34-S. This elevator is straight and shaped like a
gouge (figure 3-12). In cross-section its nib is crescent-shaped. It is one of the most
commonly used elevators.
Figure 3-12. Straight elevator number 34-S.
c. Straight Elevator Number 301. This elevator is similar in shape to but smaller
than number 34-S (figure 3-13).
Figure 3-13. Straight elevator number 301.