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Debridement (dental)

Debridement (dental)
Teeth before (top) and after (bottom) a thorough mechanical debridement
ICD-9-CM 96.54

In dentistry, debridement refers to the necessary removal of plaque and calculus that have accumulated on the teeth in order to maintain oral health.[1] Debridement in this case may be performed using ultrasonic instruments, which fracture the calculus, thereby facilitating its removal, as well as hand tools, including periodontal scaler and curettes. Debridement may also be performed using saline solution. .


  1. ^ Page, RC; Schroeder, HE (1976). "Pathogenesis of inflammatory periodontal disease. A summary of current work". Laboratory investigation 34 (3): 235–49.  

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