Wieder Tongue Depressor is a unique and specialized instrument used by dentists, ENTs, and maxillofacial surgeons to manipulate, press down, and protect the tongue, especially during surgery, requiring an optimal view of the oral cavity.
The Wieder Tongue Depressor offers many surgical benefits for oral surgeons and dentists. The main principle of using a tongue depressor is providing an atraumatic way to keep the tongue away from the surgical field.
The Wieder Tongue Depressor features an L-shaped curved blade that easily accommodates the jawbone’s contour. In addition, the blade has serrations that prevent trauma and promote exceptional tissue fixation.
Moreover, the Wieder Tongue Depressor’s blade contains three fenestrations, allowing surgeons to pass suction tubes. So, they can absorb fluids that may block the view of the surgical field. Furthermore, the ergonomically designed one has a bottom curve for resting the hand, which avoids slippage.
The Wieder Tongue Depressor has two different sizes, 36mm and 43mm, with varying sizes of handles 14 cm – 5 1/2″ and 15 cm – 6″