Tunneling Instrument Knife, n.1, DE
Tunneling Instrument Knife, n.1
Used for incisions that remove or recontour soft tissue
Double ended hand instrument
Hollow handle design, 10mm dia
Surgical stainless steel
Tunneling knives also known as gingivectomy knives, primarily used for gingivectomy and gingivoplasty. Gingivectomy is a surgical periodontal procedure in removing or reshaping gums. A gingivectomy may be done to get rid of diseased gum tissue or pockets between the teeth and gums if it cannot be cured with antibiotics or root planning and scaling. Gingivectomy is usually done before gum disease has damaged the bone supporting your teeth.
Gingivoplasty is a procedure used to reshape and re-contour the gum tissue for cosmetic, physiological, or functional purposes. Gingivoplasty is normally done in combination with gingivectomy. Many patients have a gummy smile which is caused by excessive and overgrown gum tissue that can be removed using gingivoplasty for a more regularly shaped and attractive gums.
Periodontal Procedure for Gum Grafting:
1. First Evaluation and Diagnosis:
An oral examination and x-rays is done to determine if gingivectomy is really warranted. Relevant medical history are recorded. Do ensure that you report to your dentist any problems with any previous dental experience such as bleeding problems, medical conditions or allergies to medications and supplements.
2. Site tooth preparation:
Local anesthetize is given to “numb up” the tooth, jawbone and surrounding gums
3. Gingivectomy or gum removal is done:
The periodontist makes a small incision and removes the excess gum tissue. After removing the gum tissue, the periodontist puts a temporary putty-like substance over your gum line to protect your gums while it heals. Stitch up to close surgical site
Goldman-Fox 7 Periodontal knife is designed with special blade angulations for long bevel incisions. The oval blade shape allows use of inner portion in retro-molar region. Goldman-Fox 11, Spear point Periodontal Knife, similar to Goldman-Fox 8, except blades are offset for use in posterior region. Tunnelling knifes #1, #2 is used for incisions that remove or recontour soft tissue, also useful to excise interproximal tissue.