"Subgingival Curettage" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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)
- Subgingival Curettage
- Curettage, Subgingival
- Curettages, Subgingival
- Subgingival Curettages
- Gingival Curettage
- Curettage, Gingival
- Curettages, Gingival
- Gingival Curettages
- Periodontal Epithelial Debridement
- Debridement, Periodontal Epithelial
- Debridements, Periodontal Epithelial
- Epithelial Debridement, Periodontal
- Epithelial Debridements, Periodontal
- Periodontal Epithelial Debridements
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