Crane pick elevators are dental tools used to elevate and luxate (loosen) teeth during extractions. They typically have a long, thin handle with a small, curved or angled tip at the end. The tip is designed to fit between the tooth and the socket and apply leverage to lift the tooth out of the socket.
Some common features of crane pick elevators include
- Different tip angles and shapes to accommodate various tooth positions and extraction techniques
- A handle that is easy to grip and manoeuvre
- Stainless steel construction for durability and easy sterilization
- A variety of sizes to fit different teeth
It is important to note that the use of a crane pick elevator is not the only way to extract a tooth and it should only be used by a trained and licensed dental professional.