The Vet-Tome improves the tooth removal process for both vets and their patients by providing greater control during extractions.
The Vet-Tome is an automated periotome that offers extremely precise tooth extraction with minimal or no alveolar bone loss. The surgery is often flapless so the animal experiences reduced pain and swelling. This translates to less time spent extracting teeth and faster recovery time for the animal. Normal evaluation and closure of the alveolus may still be required after extraction.
iM3 is excited to launch the new Vet-Tome, an automated periotome with foot pedal operation that offers precise tooth extraction with minimal or no alveolar bone loss and less trauma. The electric Vet-Tome uses replaceable ultra-thin stainless steel tips/blades coupled with the mechanical in and out action generated by the handpiece to cut the periodontal ligament similar to a luxator (hand instrument). The mechanical action and thin flexible blade allows easy insertion into the periodontal ligament (PDL) and alveolus (tooth socket) coupled with the side to side movement by the operator cutting the PDL.
The Vet-Tome will not work for periodontal ligaments that are mineralized, i.e. it won’t go through mineral/bone, but it does an excellent job on the canine teeth (and others) which can be very hard, especially lower cat canine teeth which can lead to jaw fracture. The Vet-Tome is not a replacement for good extraction technique and flap preparation but certainly a must have for any veterinary clinic preforming routine extractions.
- Less trauma to the patient
- Speeds up the procedure
- May eliminate or reduce the need to remove buccal bone
- Allows work in tighter spaces
- Cuts paths for luxators and winged elevators
- Decreases hand fatigue
The iM3 Vet-Tome offers a paradigm shift in the way we, as veterinarians, extract teeth in our patients.
V2000 Vet-Tome extraction system
- V2000 Vet-Tome extraction system
- Complete with 2 standard and 2 heavy S/S tips.
- V2001 Vet-Tome standard flat tip – V1(5 pack) 37mm long
- The Vet-Tome standard flat tip is a thin blade designed to follow (bend and curve) the tooth root and cut the periodontal Ligament.
- V2002 Vet-Tome Heavy tip – V2 (5 pack) 40mm long
The Vet-Tome heavy tip is thicker and slightly longer than the standard tip (V2001) designed to be more robust and therefore last longer. The disadvantage of the heavy tip is it does not bend and curve and should only be used on straight tooth roots.
Today, I operated on a 4kg PoodleX with two retained upper deciduous canine teeth. Both teeth were complete with no resorption of the roots. Total time per tooth from gum incision to removal of the tooth – 4 & 1/2 minutes per tooth, I used setting 2 and went very carefully, and with practice will become more competent and confident. The key benefits are intra-operative time saving for the surgeon and the reduction in trauma to the patient. I would recommend this machine to every practice owner.” – Greg Mahon B.V.Sc., B.Vet.Biol. Mountain View Veterinary Surgery www.animaldentalclinicnw.com
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