An Ochsenbein periodontal chisel is a dental instrument used for the removal of subgingival calculus and other deposits from the root surfaces of teeth.
The main features of an Ochsenbein periodontal chisel are
- Thin, pointed blade for precise removal of subgingival calculus and other deposits
- Handle for grip and control
- Available in a variety of sizes to accommodate different tasks and tooth anatomy
- Typically used in periodontal procedures
- Made of high-quality stainless steel for durability and sterilization
- The tip of the chisel is usually sharpened on both sides to allow for easy access to all surfaces of the tooth
- The design of the handle allows for a comfortable grip, which reduces hand fatigue during prolonged use.
- The chisel is designed to be used with a light touch to avoid any damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.
It’s worth mentioning that Ochsenbein chisels are not as common as other periodontal instruments and some dentists might not use them in their practice.