For the removal of sub-gingival calculus and for the root cleaning. Gracey curettes are the most popular and common, less traumatic than the Universal type. They are site specific as they are designed and assorted to adapt to the specific area or tooth surface to be treated. The blade of the Gracey curette is curved in the shank depending on the type and sharpened only in one side.
Normal bend for incisors and canines/cuspids
Site specific: designed to adapt to the specific area or tooth surface to be treated.
Sharpened only on one side of each blade (lower cutting edge).
Blade/Cutting Edge laterally offset by 70 degrees relative to the shank.
Rounded tip/toe for a less traumatic subgingival cleansing. With one edge lower than the other, used at 70° to the tooth root surface.
Curettes: curettes have a rounded toe, so the position of the Sharpening Stone is adapted around the rounded cross-section.
See more info and details on Sharpening Stone product pages.
Visual inspection of the instrument’s cutting edge:
– if the cutting edge is rounded will reflect the light, then it is blunt.
– if the cutting edge is edged will not reflect the light, then it is sharp.
Testing the instrument’s blade with the plastic Testing Stick:
– if it runs smoothly over the Testing Stick, then it is blunt.
– if it grabs into the Testing Stick and removes small fragments of the plastic, then it is sharp.
- Instrument name: Gracey 3/4
- Tip: Blunt
- Tip Material: Stainless Steel
- Handle: Mod. SMOOTH ø 8mm - Double-Ended
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel