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The atraumatic extraction
system that greatly
reduces extraction time
and saves bone!
Dr Nick Taylor BVSc(Hons) GPCert(SAP)
Dip. Mgt. ESVPS MRCVS (N7011)
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
Decreases hand fatigue
Find more Vet-Tome videos on our
Online Education Section, including a
great introduction webinar from
Bonnie Shope, VMD, Diplomate
American Veterinary Dental College.
I got to use the Vet-Tome for the first-time last week. I was extracting
a lower canine in a Staffy dog. The nemesis for most practitioners.
Normally, to extract this tooth, I would raise flaps on both the lateral
and medial sides of the tooth. I would also remove bone on both
sides of the tooth, and then with the use of luxators and elevators
and a fair amount of angst, I would extract the tooth with the fear of
fracturing the lower jaw in the back of my mind. The dog would then
be left with a fairly big hole as well as bone loss from the surgical
extraction and the flap would then be sutured over this cavernous
hole. I figured that hopefully in the future, something would arrive
that would take away the fear, the sweat and sometimes the tears
that has been associated with difficult extractions. The future has
The Vet-Tome is basically a mechanical periotome with 1-10 power
settings that follows and cuts the periodontal ligament. It can be
used 360 degrees around the tooth. The idea is that you normally do
not need to remove alveolar bone, but the Vet-Tome creates a space
around the tooth and will loosen the tooth. In my hands, I then use
elevators to elevate the tooth out of the socket, finally allowing
for extraction forceps to finish the job. The hole that is left is much
smaller than in a surgical extraction. The Vet-Tome gives you the
ability to perform a truly minimally invasive extraction, which means
more rapid socket healing and less pain for the pet. In my humble
opinion, the Vet-Tome will be a game changer for the veterinary
BVSc BDSc MANZCVS
Vet-Tome Extraction System
Complete with two standard and two heavy stainless steel tips.
Vet-Tome Standard Flat Tip – 37 mm - 5 pack
The Vet-Tome standard flat tip is a thin blade designed to bend and
curve to follow the tooth root and cut the periodontal ligament.
Vet-Tome Heavy Tip – 40 mm - 5 pack
The Vet-Tome heavy tip is thicker and slightly longer than the standard
tip (V2001) and is designed to be more robust and therefore last
longer. The heavy tip does not bend and curve and should only be
used on straight tooth roots.
Today, with the Vet-Tome, I had one
of the most satisfying professional
experiences of my career!