A hollow scaler is a dental instrument used to remove plaque and tartar from teeth, specifically in hard-to-reach areas such as the interproximal spaces (between teeth) and deep pockets around the gums.
Some key features of a hollow scaler include
- A hollow, scoop-shaped tip that can be inserted into tight spaces and used to scrape away plaque and tartar
- A handle that allows the dentist or hygienist to apply pressure and control the angle of the scaler
- A stainless steel construction that is durable and easy to sterilize
- Different sizes of tips, allow for use in different areas of the mouth and for different patients
- Some hollow scalers may have a round or flattened end for specific use cases
- Some may have a rubberized handle for better grip and control.
- Some may have a lightweight design to reduce hand fatigue during long procedures
- Some may be autoclavable for easy sterilization.