dental explorer


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dental explorer

A sharp-pointed instrument used to detect unsound enamel, carious lesions, or imperfect margins of restorations in teeth.
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Each subject in the trial had to have at least one tooth sensitive to either scratching with a dental explorer or to a one-second air blast or both.
Most tooth surfaces can be examined with a dental explorer, mirror and good light source.