Anterior sickle scaler

Instrument for supragingival debridement

Sickle scalers are instruments used for supragingival debridement.

Anterior sickle scaler is a robust instrument with the following design characteristics:

  • The face of the working end is perpendicular to the terminal shank
  • The working end of the instrument has pointed tip and pointed back
  • The working end has two cutting edges
  • Triangular cross-section

Anterior sickle scaler is used for supragingival debridement on anterior teeth.

NOT recommended for use on root surfaces or subgingival because the pointed tip and back can cause tissue trauma.

Correct working end


Always start at or close to the mid-line and proceed towards mesial or distal surface of the tooth

Facing surfaces
(left handed operator at 3 – 4 o’clock)

Averted surfaces
(left handed operator at 12 o’clock)

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