sickle scaler


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sickle scaler

A manual device used to remove supragingival calculus. The instrument has two parallel cutting edges on the face of the blade that converge to form a point. It is effective but slow and damages enamel more than ultrasonic or magnetostrictive scalers.
See also: scaler
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sick·le sca·ler

(sikĕl skālĕr)
Periodontal instrument used to remove calculus deposits from tooth crowns. Its working-end has a pointed back, pointed tip, and appears triangular in cross section.
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