area-specific curettes

ar·e·a-spe·ci·fic cu·rettes

(ār'ē-ă spĕ-sif'ik kyūr-ets')
Periodontal instruments used to remove calculus deposits from the crowns and roots of teeth. Each area-specific curette is designed for use only on certain teeth and certain surfaces. These curettes have long functional shanks; one working cutting edge is used for calculus removal.
Synonym(s): Gracey curettes.

ar·e·a-spe·ci·fic cu·rettes

(ār'ē-ă spĕ-sif'ik kyūr-ets')
Periodontal instruments used to remove calculus deposits from crowns and roots of teeth. Each is designed for use only on certain teeth and certain surfaces and thus have long functional shanks created at specific angles; one working cutting edge is used for calculus removal.