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Subgingival Curettage MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Subgingival Curettage
Tree Number(s)
E06.721.874
Unique ID
D013357
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013357
Scope Note
Removal of degenerated and necrotic epithelium and underlying connective tissue of a periodontal pocket in an effort to convert a chronic ulcerated wound to an acute surgical wound, thereby insuring wound healing and attachment or epithelial adhesion, and shrinkage of the marginal gingiva. The term is sometimes used in connection with smoothing of a root surface or ROOT PLANING. (Jablonski; Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982)
Entry Term(s)
Gingival Curettage
Periodontal Epithelial Debridement
See Also
Periodontal Debridement
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Subgingival Curettage Preferred
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