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Tips on removing grainy calculus

I try cavitroning, handscaling, polishing & I just can’t seem to get the grainy areas smooth & the calculus removed completely. Any tips on instrumentation or types of instruments to try?

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First thing I’d check is if your ultrasonic inserts and hand instruments need to be replaced. Also, are your instruments sharp? Depending on many factors (how many set-ups you have, the difficulty of patients, how many patients you see, etc.), stainless steel instruments only have a lifespan of 9-18 months. As far as instrumentation tips, check out YouTube, there are quite a few videos that may help.

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