an instrument for lifting tissues, removing bone fragments, or removing roots of teeth.
angular elevator, one in which the blade angles from the shank to the right or to the left.
apical elevator, an instrument for removing fractured root tips retained in the apex of the tooth socket following tooth extraction; its shank has an angle to provide access within the socket and its tip has a barb for reaching a fractured root tip. Called also apical pick and root pick.
cross bar elevator, one in which the handle is at a right angle to the shank. Called also T-bar e.
Cryer elevator, a dental instrument for removing the roots of molar teeth; furnished in pairs, one for mesial and one for distal roots, which are reversed for use on opposite sides of the jaw.
dental elevator, an instrument having a blade that engages the teeth or their roots and extracts teeth by elevating them from their alveoli through leverage applied to the handle.
malar elevator, an instrument used to elevate or reposition the zygomatic bone and/or arch.
periosteum elevator, a flat steel bar for separating the attachments of the periosteum to bone.
root elevator, a dental elevator for extracting a fractured root of a tooth; they may be designed in pairs, a right and a left, and as single, straight, mitered, or double ended.
screw elevator, a dental instrument designed to be screwed into a root canal for subsequent removal of the root, usually of the apical third.
straight elevator, one in which the shank continues in a straight line with the handle.
T-bar elevator, cross bar e.
wedge elevator, one used as a lever in tooth extraction, being placed in a hole drilled into the root of the tooth below the investing bony tissue to rework a tooth.