Root Tip Elevators or root tip picks AS-1, AS-1N, AS-2, AS-2N, AS-3, AS-3N, 794-2, 794-6 have either a straight shank or an angled shank and come single and double ended in various sizes. The small root tip pick elevators are used to remove small detached roots. Sold individually or in pairs, the tips are extremely delicate. When in use the sharp tip is placed into the periodontal ligament space and the root is teased from the socket. If the root is loose but will not elevate, a second elevator can be placed on the opposite side of the root and lifted from the socket.