dental wedge

den·tal wedge

a double inclined plane used for separating the teeth, maintaining the separation once obtained, or holding a matrix in place.

den·tal wedge

(dentăl wej)
Double inclined plane used to separate teeth, maintain separation obtained, or hold matrix in place.
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Reports in the literature have presented the retrieval of different kinds of instruments and materials from root canals.1-7 However, it is rare to retrieve wooden objects,1,7,8 which in this case are suspected to be fragments of a toothpick or dental wedges. Since they were covered with an obturation material, they were possibly inserted by the patient between the dental visits, and the dentist proceeded anyway with obturation while they were in the canal, or they were intentionally inserted by the dentist during treatment.9
Summary: Ishida EuropeEoACAOs smallest multihead weigher is enabling Swiss dental supplies specialist Polydentia SA to accurately weigh and pack dental wedges faster than previous manual weighing had permitted.