3-12. SURGICAL MALLETS (MALLET, ORAL SURGERY)
The oral surgical hand mallet (figure 3-20) is a double-headed mallet resembling a
gavel or wood mallet. The engine-driven oral surgical mallet (impactor) fits on the arm of
the dental engine like a straight handpiece. It is equipped with five detachable impactor
Figure 3-20. Surgical mallet.
3-13. SURGICAL BURS (BUR, DENTAL SURGERY)
Specially designed surgical burs (figure 3-21) are used by many oral surgeons to
remove bone and to groove teeth for controlled sectioning. They are made for both the
straight and contra-angle handpiece. Steel bur number 41 is available for AHP or SHP.
The tungsten carbide bur is available for SHP only. To avoid excessive heat while
cutting, sterile water should be dripped over the bur.
Figure 3-21. Surgical burs.