Debridement curettes are often used after ultrasonic scaling and definitive hand scaling. These curettes are very small, have a rounded working end (blade) and effectively smooth root surfaces and remove small residual deposits (Figure 34). These small disc, shaped blades allow for adaptation to very deep pockets and can be used in any direction…vertical, horizontal, or oblique in a push pull (almost exploratory-like) stroke. It has a very long terminal shank (about 15mm).
Uses for each of the Debridement Curettes are as follows:
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