You are here: Home > Dental Instruments > Periodontal Instruments > Dental Curettes
We found 164 results matching your criteria.
Dental Curettes are used supragingivally and subgingivally on enamel and root surfaces. There are two major sub-types of curettes: Universal Curettes and area-specific curettes. Universal curettes can be used to remove medium sized and small calculus deposits. Area-specific curettes are designed to remove light calculus and endo toxins from root surface. Gracey Curette is an area-specific curette. It has offset blade that provides a perfect working angulation for the teeth surface.
Sort By:
1 2 3 ... 11
Tongue Cleaner, Tongue Scraper Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum
Tongue Scraper and Mouth Cleaner, D-ITA-01
Reg. Price: $2.95
Sale Price: $1.95
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARLU
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95

(1)
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARLL
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95

(2)
Tongue Scraper and Mouth Cleaner, D-ITA-01 Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARLU Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARLL
Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARMU
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95

(1)
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARML
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95

(2)
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARSU
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARMU Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARML Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARSU
Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARSL
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARPA
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARPB
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Regular, Aluminum, TARSL Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARPA Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARPB
Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum Oral Hygiene Kit I
Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARP1
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARP2
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95

(1)
Oral Hygiene Kit I, 2 pcs
Reg. Price: $7.95
Sale Price: $4.95
Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARP1 Dental Impression Tray, Partial, Aluminum, TARP2 Oral Hygiene Kit I, 2 pcs
Rotation Impression Tray, Partial, S.S. Impression Tray, Regular, Ni-Brass Impression Tray, Regular, Ni-Brass
Dental Rotation Impression Tray, Partial, TXARO
Reg. Price: $11.95
Sale Price: $7.95

(1)
Dental Impression Tray, Reg, Ni-Brass, TBWXLU
Reg. Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $11.95
Dental Impression Tray, Reg, Ni-Brass, TBWLU
Reg. Price: $17.95
Sale Price: $11.95
Dental Rotation Impression Tray, Partial, TXARO Dental Impression Tray, Reg, Ni-Brass, TBWXLU Dental Impression Tray, Reg, Ni-Brass, TBWLU
   
 
1 2 3 ... 11

DENTAL CURETTES

A periodontal curette is a dental instrument used primarily in the prophylactic and periodontal care of human teeth. The working tips are fashioned in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they are always rounded at the tip in order to make subgingival cleansing less traumatic to the gingiva. Periodontal scalers feature a sharp tip to access supragingival calculus in tight embrasure spaces, thus making the curette the choice instrument for treating subgingival areas of calculus accumulation.

Curettes are best used when the terminal shank, namely, the last portion of the handle attached to the blade, is held parallel to the long axis of the tooth. To facilitate proper usage, instruments often come with posterior analogs which possess angled terminal shanks.

Classically, there are two recognized groups of curettes.

  • A universal curette has a blade that is perpendicular to its terminal shank. This orientation allows the blade to be used against either the mesial or distal surface of a tooth. Because this type of periodontal curette was developed at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, it is also known as a Columbia curette.
  • The Gracey curette, invented by Dr Clayton Gracey with the help of Hugo Friedman of Hu-Friedy Manufacturing company in the early 1940's, has a blade that is laterally offset by 70 degrees relative to the shank. Consequently, a Gracey curette has a lower cutting edge and an upper non-cutting edge. Because only one side of each blade can cut, Gracey curettes are site-specific, and a posterior instrument used to clean mesial surfaces of teeth won't work on distal surfaces , and vice versa. "Gracey" Christina Patrick blades used for mesial surfaces of anterior teeth from the facial are only suitable for the distal surfaces of the same teeth when access is performed from the lingual.Gracey Curettes 1/2 ,3/4 ,5/6 are used on the anterior sextants of teeth.7/8 and 9/10 are used on the buccal and lingual portions of posterior teeth.11/12 and 15/16 are used on the mesial portions of posterior teeth.13/14 and 17/18 are used on the distal portions of posterior teeth.