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The Gracey curette line

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27 Sep 2014

Of all the different designs available to practitioners for curettage, one stands out - the GRACEY curette line, in honour of its creator, Dr. Clayton Gracey. 

These curettes, unlike universal ones, are specifically designed depending on the area of the tooth to be worked on. This is because the GRACEY blade is tilted downward at a 70° angle to the terminal shank, creating a lower cutting edge and an upper non-cutting edge. 

Also, the different curves of the Gracey curette terminal shanks allow them to work on different areas of the tooth and dental arch. The advantage of using this line of curettes is that they are specifically designed to be used on particular areas of the tooth, allowing for improved adaptation to the root surface and the need for fewer strokes during the process

NORDENT offers a wide range of GRACEY curettes, with a numbering system to identify different patterns depending on the practitioner's needs: 

Standard Gracey
Easily adapts to the tooth anatomy. 

Rigid Gracey
Rigid terminal shank and wide blade, ideal for periodontal surgery. 

Long Gracey
The terminal shank is 3 mm longer than the standard Gracey, improving access to deep periodontal pockets. 

Mini-Long Gracey
These have a shorter and narrower blade, with a terminal shank that is 3mm longer than the standard Gracey. Excellent for periodontal maintenance in deep pockets. 

Gracey Application Chart 

Anteriors
All Surfaces
Gracey Patterns 1-2, 3-4 or 5-6 

Mesial Surfaces
Gracey Patterns 11-12 or 15-16 

Distal Surfaces
Gracey Patterns 13-14 or 17-18 

Premolars and Molars
Buccal & Lingual Surfaces
Gracey Patterns 7-8 or 9-10 

GRACEY curettes by NORDENT are made of 100% stainless steel and are available with Nordent's different characteristic handles, including the DURALITE ColorRing handle. Its exclusive design makes this instrument light and resistant, and its ergonomics make it more comfortable for professionals in their daily practice. 

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