Tongue Depressors & Laryngeal Mirrors
Medical ENT Instruments
Tongue depressors and laryngeal mirrors are ENT instruments that are frequently used by general practitioners and ENTspecialists for examining the mouth and throat regions. In our online shop, you will find a wide range of diagnostic instruments and supplies.
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Editors: Oliver Megatli & Karen Lebowski
Tongue Depressors & Laryngeal Mirrors for Ear, Nose & Throat Treatment
Tongue depressors and laryngeal mirrors are ENT instruments that are quite often used in general medicine, ear-nose-throat treatment (ENT) and dentistry for examining the mouth and pharynx.
Tongue depressors provide a better view of the oral cavity
Tongue depressors can be made of wood, plastic or metal. They are used to gently push the patient's tongue down during an examination in order to provide a better view of the oral cavity. Metal tongue depressors are equipped with openings to facilitate examination. Through the openings, the medical professional can detect pathological changes, that would have been covered by a full depressor.
While wooden tongue depressors and plastic tongue depressors are typically non-sterile and designed for single use by general practitioners, autoclavable tongue depressors are mainly used in ENT practices.
In our online shop, we offer smooth, rounded, wooden, splinter-free tongue depressors that can also be used as smear spatulas. Of course, you can also purchase tongue depressors made from medical grade stainless steel.
Laryngeal mirrors for examining the oral cavity, teeth, gums, throat & larynx
Laryngeal mirrors are composed of a long handle and a small mirror and are usually used with a diagnostic light or head lamp. The mirror permits the observation of the buccal cavity, teeth, gums, throat and larynx. Laryngeal mirrors are available in various sizes, according to requirements. The thicker handle makes manipulation easier. In addition to traditional laryngeal mirrors, the mirrors are also available as attachments for lighting systems, which make examinations easier thanks to the direct illumination of the examination field. The laryngeal mirror allows for indirect laryngoscopy to indirectly observe the larynx. In our shop, you will further find laryngoscopes for patient intubation.
A wide range of tongue depressors & laryngeal mirrors
With Praxisdienst, you can purchase various types of laryngeal mirrors and tongue depressors for general practitioners, ENT doctors, and dentists, at affordable prices. In our online shop, you will also find other surgical instruments, such as cheek retractors, dental mirrors, nose specula and forceps.