Extracting deciduous teeth can be difficult, for several reasons:
Combine this with the the expectation that it will be easy; pressure from the curious crowd (parents); and an anxious child makes it not the most fun experience for anybody.
An extraction technique to save time… and your back.
Simply crown-prep the buccal and lingual aspects to create artificial undercuts. Yes — it’s that easy.
Obviously this works also for heavily broken down roots, or any conical shaped teeth.
Doing this for almost 90% of my extractions has saved me countless hours — compare this to the times when I used to accrue so much technical debt, when I would try to grip onto broken down crowns, and having it continue to fracture more apically.
Give it a go and let me know how it goes. Good luck!