The purpose of the present investigation was to compare the effectiveness of a scaling bur and conventional Gracey curettes in vivo. Ten teeth scheduled for extraction were scaled and root planed thoroughly before extraction. The instrumented areas were observed using SEM. Scaling with a No. 12 fluted carbide bur was more effective in removing debris and plaque than were conventional Gracey curettes. Because of the aggressive nature of the process, a certain learning curve is necessary to get accustomed to bur scaling; otherwise, dentinal hypersensitivity and patient discomfort may be increased.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Oral Surgery