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