explorer tip

ex·plor·er tip

(eks-plōr'ĕr tip)
Area of 1-2 mm on the side of the explorer working-end that is used for calculus or caries detection.
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Examination of teeth was done with the help of dental explorer tip on the palatal side of maxillary incisors when they were dried and under efficient light condition.
The explorer tip used to evaluate root surfaces can be larger than some of the edges of burnished calculus that need to be removed.
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