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Curettes, Dental, Periodontal

Definition : Dental curettes designed for scraping and/or excising tissue surrounding the teeth. These curettes are typically handheld, manual instruments with a working end that resembles a solid or ring-like spoon with sharp edges and a handle at the other end. Dedicated periodontal curettes are available for subgingival calculus removal, root planing, and removing soft tissue from periodontal pockets; larger and heavier devices are also available for periodontal surgery.

Entry Terms : "Periodontal Curettes"

UMDC code : 21322


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