Glossary of Dental terminology Chapter 4
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- used to grasp the instrument. Supplied in various weights, diameters, and surfaces.
- shaft or handle
- connects the handle to the working end. It is sometimes called the instrument neck.
- also called the blade or the nib. The rounded end is the toe, the pointed end is the tip.
- working end.
- dental setup
- used for reflection, retraction, and visual observation.
- mouth mirror
- sharp, flexible, pointed instrument used to detect caries and calculus, to explore restorations or surfaces and furcations, to make marks and pick up cotton points or materials.
- tweezer-like pinchers used to transport materials to or from the mouth.
- cotton forceps
- longer pointed instrument with measured marks on the tip. used to assess tissue pocket depths.
- periodontal probe
- double-ended instrument with a diagnosing probe tip at one end and an explorer at the other.
- double-ended instrument with a probe-marking tip on one end and a pen oth the opposite.
- thin-bladed hadn instrument with a pointed tip and two cutting edges. used to "scale" or scrape off hard deposits from teeth.
- sharp blade in the shape of a sickle. Used to remove calculus from the tooth surfaces.
- sickle scaler
- round-tipped thin blade with a longer neck and two cutting eges. Used to remove subgingival deposits.
- nonmetallic, resin-tipped instrument, designed to remove deposits around titanium implant abutments.
- implant scaler/curette
- hand instrument with flat-bladed incision tips of various shapes and angles. Used to remove or recontour soft tissue.
- periodontal knives
- handle for attaching assorted size and shaped blades. Used to incise or remove tissue.
- hand instrument with long-necked, cup-like, sharp-edged blades.
- hand instrument with a long, slender, curved, flat blade.
- gingival margin trimmer
- smaller bladed instrument with a tip resembling a farm hoe.
- hand instrument with a sharp-edged hatched-like tip. Used to remove hard tissue.
- thin-bladed hand instrument used to remove decay or carve newly placed restorative material.
- double-ended long-necked, carving instrument with a pointed tip on one end and a disc-shaped blade on the other end. Used to carve anatomy features in newly placed restorations or to remove decay and tooth tissue.
- cleoid/discoid carver
- hand instrument with narrow, straight blade used to cut away enamel tissue.
- hand instrument with a flat balde used to carry, transfer, and pack materials or to carve restorative material.
- plastic filling instrument
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