intraoral fulcrum

in·tra·o·ral ful·crum

(intră-ōrăl fulkrŭm)
Stabilizing point inside the patient's mouth against a tooth surface.
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A fulcrum that is established within the mouth is referred to as an intraoral fulcrum. Whenever possible, the fulcrum should be positioned on the same arch on which you are working, preferably in the same quadrant.

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