The dental explorer or sickle probe, thanks to its sharp tip, is used with to improve tactile sensation, but also: to determine the presence of tooth decay on tooth enamel; to detect calculus and caries; to examine pockets, furcations and restorations.
For the detection of caries.
No. 23 is the most common explorer, which is also known as a “shepherd’s hook”.
- Instrument name: N.23
- Tip: Pointed
- Tip Material: Stainless Steel
- Handle: Mod. SMOOTH ø 6mm - Single-Ended
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel