Tooth key

an instrument used to extract teeth by a motion resembling that of turning a key.

See also: Tooth

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Students were also treated to a pasta lunch and given a bag with a school water bottle, pens and a silver molar tooth key chain as a gift in honor of the DARW "Key to Productivity" theme.
Victorian dentist Dr Montgomery Gabriel holding some of the old dental equipment, including a tooth key Picture: PAUL HEAPS/ph230910dentist-6
OPEN WIDE: Mr Montgomery Gabriel with some old dental equipment including a tooth key and (below) some pliers for extracting teeth
A trepanne tool for boring holes through the skull; an elevator and lenticular for carrying out operations on the brain and a Georgian tooth key used by dentists to remove rotten teeth made up some of the weird and wonderful objects, dating from the late 1700s.