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Curettes, Dental, Periodontal, Scaling

Definition : Periodontal curettes designed for subgingival calculus removal (i.e., scaling). 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. Periodontal curettes with two cutting edges on each blade (i.e., universal curettes) that adapt to most areas of the dentition and devices designed with only one cutting edge that is angled according to a particular area of the dentition (i.e., area-specific curettes) are available. Scaling periodontal curettes are also used for root planing and to remove soft tissue from periodontal pockets.

Entry Terms : "Scaling Periodontal Curettes"

UMDC code : 21324


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