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Clinical Theory

Periodontal Files

Description of Files Multiple blades, Shank, Base, Back, may be single or double ended
What are the angles on the short fine blades 90-105
How many cutting edges does a file have 3-10 or 11
What are the indications for files crush and pulverize calculus, burnished calculus, smooth CEJ, smooth overhanging restorations, root planning
What are the limitations of files reduce tactile sensitivity, adaptability limited due to rigid shank, ability to easily gouge the root surface or cause tissue trauma, difficult to sharpen
Created by: daisenmurray