Dental Instruments – Surgical Curettes (Spoon)
Dental surgical curettes, also known as spoon curettes, are specialized dental instruments used to remove soft tissue, debris, and diseased tissue from tooth sockets and other areas during oral surgery procedures. They are designed with a rounded or spoon-shaped blade that allows for gentle scraping and removal of tissues.
Dental surgical curettes come in various sizes and shapes, with different blade designs to accommodate different types of tissue and surgical procedures. They are typically made of high-quality stainless steel or other durable materials, and may have a textured grip for ease of use.
To use dental surgical curettes, the dental professional carefully positions the instrument on the tissue and applies pressure to the handle to engage the blade. They then carefully manipulate the instrument to remove the tissue as needed, being careful not to damage surrounding tissues.
Proper cleaning and sterilization of dental surgical curettes are important to prevent contamination and ensure patient safety. Dental professionals should follow proper infection control protocols and replace instruments that become worn or damaged.