Unless you have a very compliant patient, it is impossible to ascertain exactly what will need to be done in a patient’s mouth when they are conscious.
It is easy to see there is a problem but sometimes the poorest mouth, where you are expecting multiple extractions, can be in surprisingly good condition once it is cleaned up and the opposite can also be true. Once the patient is anaesthetised and the tartar removed, the teeth must be properly examined to decide on the best course of action.

This section of our dentistry chapter covers the different instruments we have for this stage of the dental procedure, including explorers, probes, curettes and scalers.


Dental Mirror 170mm
£7.00

Standard Dental Mirror to help examine those hard to see areas......

Gracey Curette 11/12 175mm
£27.50

Following a number of requests we have added a selection of Gracey Curettes to our dental range. Th.....

Gracey Curette 13/14 175mm
£27.50

Following a number of requests we have added a selection of Gracey Curettes to our dental range. Th.....

Gracey Curette 7/8 175mm
£27.50

Following a number of requests we have added a selection of Gracey Curettes to our dental range. Th.....

Measuring/Explorer Probe
£22.00

The two most important procedures for establishing the health of a tooth are covered in this dual-en.....

Periodontal Instrument Set in Case
£127.00

This is a set of Periodontal Instruments complete in an autoclavable case. There are so many differ.....

Sickle Scaler 170mm
£27.50

Designed for moderate to heavy tartar deposits above and on the margin of the gum line. Has a triang.....

Subgingival Curette Double-Ended 165mm
£22.00

This double ended instrument has a double function and is used when a tissue pocket (sulcus) has bee.....

Supragingival Curette Double-Ended 165mm
£22.00

This double-ended instrument is simply used to remove tartar from the tooth above the gum line......

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