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Hand scaling root surfaces

Hand scaling root surfaces

FIGURE 6 - Hand scaling of accessible root surfaces. 
Photo courtesy of Jan Bellows.

(A) Orientation of the curette before placement in the periodontal pocket.
(B) Insertion of curette into the periodontal pocket.
(C) Removal of subgingival debris.

These guidelines are supported by generous educational grants from
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., CareCredit, Hill’s ® Pet Nutrition Inc., and Midmark