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Curettes, Dental, Periodontal, Operative

Definition : Periodontal curettes designed for scraping and/or excising tissue surrounding the teeth during operative (treatment) procedures. These curettes typically consist of 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; these devices are usually larger and heavier than curettes used for routine scaling. Periodontal operative curettes are used mainly to remove granulation, fibrous tissue, and hard-to-remove subgingival calculus deposits.

UMDC code : 21323

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