Dental burs are some of the most important and basic tools a dentist needs. Throughout the years, the technology in the dental bur field has advanced greatly. This led to a wide assortment of dental bur types finding their way into the global market. The following article aims to give a quick overview of some of the more common and useful types currently being used.
Gingival curettage is a surgical procedure removing the gingival crevicular epithelium and is of no additional benefit than scaling and root planing alone. Periodontal curettage may be employed in the treatment of osseous defects whereby the granulation tissue contents of the defect are surgically removed.