Module P Curets

  1. What are four properties of area specific curets
    • Each curet is designed for adaptation to specific area
    • Paired working ends
    • Face of the blade is offset at an angle of approximately 70 degrees in relation to the lower shank
    • Cutting edge is continuous around the face (toe).
  2. a universal curet is different from an area-specific instrument in that it has ______ cutting edges
  3. In an area specific curet the face is _____ in relation to the lower shank
  4. In an area specific curet the lower cutting edge is automatically at a ________ to the tooth surface when the lower shank is ______
    • 70-degree angle
    • parallel
  5. An Area-Specific Curet is a periodontal instrument used to remove _______ deposits from the crowns and roots of the tooth
    light calculus
  6. A Universal Curet is a periodontal instrument used to remove ______ calculus deposits from the crowns and roots of the teeth
    small- and medium-sized
  7. In a universal curet the face of the working-end is ______ to the lower shank
  8. In a universal curet positioning the lower shank parallel to the tooth surface creates an __________ of 90-degrees
    incorrect face-to-tooth surface angulation
  9. In a universal curet correct angulation is achieved by ______
    tilting the lower shank to 60 80 degrees toward the tooth surface
  10. What is the Insertion & Activation of the Instrument subgingival for area specific curets
    • 1. Close blade to “0°” at the line angle
    • 2. Maintain a light grasp and explore with the terminal ⅓ of the instrument to locate deposit
    • 3. Adapt terminal ⅓ of the instrument
    • 4. Apply either horizontal, vertical and/or oblique stroke
  11. What are the two characteristics of Calculus Removal Stroke
    • Brief, tiny, biting stroke used to snap a calculus deposit from tooth
    • Moderate pressure is applied against the tooth during this brief stroke
  12. What are the three directions of strokes and describe them
    • Vertical
    • -parallel to the long axis of the tooth, up and down movement
    • Horizontal
    • -less control, more apt to injure
    • Oblique
    • -diagonal across surface
  13. Instrumentation Technique for Subgingival Scaling
    • insert to the base of the pocket, stay sub, if calculus is present move over it to reach the base of the pocket
    • Insert at 0-40 degrees angulation
  14. What are the benefits of scaling
    • 1. Interrupt progression of disease
    • 2.Reduce bacterial count.
    • shift from predominance of gram - to gram+
    • 3. Promote tissue healing
    • 4. Increase plaque removal by patient - by motivation, get the patient to make a commitment to their oral health
  15. Radiographs are used to view
    • 1.Roots
    • 2.Furcations
    • 3.Bone level
    • 4.Overhangs
    • 5.Deficient margins
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Module P Curets
Module P Curets