“Dental instruments” refer to the various tools and devices used by dental professionals during dental procedures and examinations. These instruments are designed for specific tasks, including examining, diagnosing, cleaning, and treating teeth and oral structures. Here are some common dental instruments and their purposes:

Dental Mirror:

  • Purpose: Used to provide a clear view of the patient’s teeth and oral structures by reflecting light and allowing the dentist or dental hygienist to see areas that are not directly visible.
  • Scaler:
    • Purpose: Designed to remove plaque, tartar, and calculus from the surfaces of teeth, particularly in hard-to-reach areas. It may have a pointed or curved tip.
    • Excavator:
      • Purpose: Used for the removal of soft dentin during cavity preparation. Excavators come in various shapes and sizes for different tooth surfaces.

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