Automated sterile saline dispenser in lieu of an assistant for surgical bone cutting to remove impacted teeth

Nakul Uppal

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Surgery for removal of wisdom teeth requires bone cutting under a constant stream of saline to cool the site of surgery. Any interruption in irrigation may predispose to thermal necrosis of bone which delays healing. A gravity-assisted saline irrigation systemis easily fabricated froma sterile intravenous drip-set. Economics, availability, ease of use and sterility are its advantages as compared to expensive electromechanical saline dispenser pumps. The system also permits the surgeon's assistant to concentrate on other tasks during the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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