Seven dental forceps, London, England, 1870-1901
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Glossary: dental forceps
Forceps used specifically to remove teeth.
Glossary: tooth pulling
The removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are also routinely performed.
The study, treatment and management of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, gums, teeth and their supporting tissues.