Periodontal Surgical Curettes for A Deep Dental Cleaning

Oral hygiene involves cleaning the mouth to get rid of bacteria. Maintaining good dental hygiene can keep us safe from infections and diseases. People brush their teeth twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride.

Periodontal Surgical Curettes for A Deep Dental Cleaning
Periodontal Surgical Instruments

Oral hygiene involves cleaning the mouth to get rid of bacteria. Maintaining good dental hygiene can keep us safe from infections and diseases. People brush their teeth twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. This helps in cleaning teeth and getting rid of bad breath. The most common diseases that can occur due to poor dental hygiene are tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis. However, sometimes tartar can build up between the teeth in deep and narrow places even after doing everything. Plaque is a yellow or gray-colored substance that sticks to the surface of the tooth. It primarily consists of strong bacteria that can cause tooth decay if not removed on time. The plaque starts absorbing calcium from the saliva when it is allowed to stick to the teeth for more than 24 hours. This way, it transforms into calculus which is a hard substance that can be very difficult to remove by only using a toothbrush. To get it cleaned, people visit their dentists.

Dentistry is also called dental medicine. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases. Dentists use dental surgical instruments to clear tartar and plaque from the teeth. Curettes are the most commonly used surgical instrument for cleaning tartar. They come with sharp tips that allow the scaling of the tooth surface. They are the most preferred instrument for removing subgingival calculus. There are two main types of surgical curettes:

  1.  Universal Curettes

Universal Curettes are designed to be used for both subgingival and supragingival cleaning. They work on all surfaces without an issue to clean tartar and plaque.

Structure

This curette is usually double-ended. It features sharp edges for scraping tartar. The face of the edge has a 90-degree angle with respect to the lower shank. They can be used to remove tartar anywhere in the entire mouth. However, there are still some variations in sizes and styles that may have an impact on their use.  Their ergonomic handle is easy to use during surgery. They are manufactured from premium-grade German stainless steel.

Types

  • Langer Universal Curette
  • Barnhart Universal Curette
  • Younger- Good Universal Curette
  • Bunt Universal Curette
  1. Gracey Curettes

Gracey Curettes are ideal for scraping off the subgingival calculus. They are specifically designed to work in narrow places. Their blades are made to adjust with the anatomy of the root.

Structure

Gracey curettes are made from real German stainless steel. The face of their tips has a 70-degree angle from the terminal shank. They are available double-ended designs for increased functionality. The lower cutting edge plays the role of performing subgingival calculus removal.

 Types

  • Gracey Curettes Mini Pediatric Non-Reflective
  • Gracey, 12/13 Rigid
  • Gracey Short Blade
  • Standard Gracey Curette

 GerDentUSA presents a great range of periodontal surgical curettes for a fast and efficient scraping of tartar and plaque from teeth. They are available with many extra features like color coating, tungsten carbide, etc. The non-reflective Gracey curettes are ideal for increasing precision and accuracy during surgery. All our dental surgical instruments are durable, lightweight, and rustproof. You can order them through our website.