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1

Double end 11/12 used to

Detect calculus

2

Working end=

Pin point

3

Unpaired with probe and shepherd hook detects

Caries

4

Explorer tip

What we use when we explorer, we use side of tip

5

Explorer point

Very sharp

6

Supragingivally

Confirms direct observation use air to dry

7

Subgingivally

Can't see, need to detect with SIDE of tip, must rotate to keep tip adapted. Tip will catch under deposit.

8

Short right angle

Adapt to all tooth surfaces, goes sub

9

Long right angle

Supra gingival, detect decay

10

Shepherds hook

Detect caries
Supra gingival

11

Odu 11/12

Posterior
Sub gingival
Interproximals

12

Col

Below contact of tooth

13

Insert explorer into gums until resistance is felt on the ____ of the explorer

Back

14

Maintain side of tip ___ mm against tooth at a times with minimal tissue displacement

1

15

Tactile=

Touch

16

Tactile sensitivity

To be able to distinguish types or degrees of roughness and smoothness on the tooth surface

17

Use ____ grasp to snap over calculus

Light

18

Auditory

Hearing calculus

19

Visual

See explorer bump over calculus

20

OMG
CEJ relationships

Overlaps - 60-65
Meets - 30
Gaps - 10

21

Extreme end of explorer is called
Working end of explorer is called

Point
Tip

22

Explorer to detect caries

Shepards hook