Atraumatic extractions are always the prerequisite for immaculate orthodontic results. Of all the extractions desired by the orthodontist, maxillary first premolar is challenging for the dentist / oral surgeon specifically because of its thin and slender roots with wide variations in its anatomy. Various methods for atraumatic premolar extraction and for preserving the buccal cortical plate have been suggested in the past like use of periotomes, physics forceps etc. Following is the suggested novel technique for atraumatic premolar extractions which can be performed with routine forceps without any additional armamentarium.
Atraumatic, Periotome, Extraction, Premolar