curettage

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(kū″rĕ-tăzh′ )

[Fr.]

1. Scraping of a cavity.
SYN: SEE: curettement
2. The use of a curet in removal of necrotic tissue from around the tooth, dental granulomata, or cysts and tissue fragments or debris from the bony socket after tooth extraction; also called débridement.

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