INSTRUMENTS FOR REMOVING SOFT TISSUE FROM BONY DEFECTS
The periapical curette is an angled, double-ended instrument used to remove soft tissue from bony defects (Fig. 6-20). The principal use is to remove granulomas or small cysts from periapical lesions, but it is also used to remove small amounts of granulation tissue debris from the tooth socket. The periapical curette is distinctly different from. the periodontal curette in design and function.