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pocket

 [pok´et]
a bag or pouch; see also cavity, recess, and sac.
infrabony pocket (intra-alveolar pocket) (intrabony pocket) a periodontal pocket in which the bottom is apical to the level of the adjacent alveolar bone.
periodontal pocket a gingival sulcus that extends abnormally deep into the periodontal ligament apically to the original level of the resorbed alveolar crest.
suprabony pocket (supracrestal pocket) a periodontal pocket in which the bottom is coronal to the underlying bone.

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

a pathologic deepening of the gingival sulcus resulting from detachment of the gingiva from the tooth.

periodontal pocket

Etymology: Gk, peri, around, odous, tooth; Fr, pochette
a pathological increase in the depth of the gingival crevice or sulcus surrounding a tooth at the gingival margin. Kinds of periodontal pockets include gingival, infrabony, intraalveolar, intrabony, relative, simple, suprabony, and supracrestal.
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Periodontal pocket

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

(perē-ō-dontăl pokĕt)
Pathologically deepened gingival sulcus, a finding in periodontal disease.

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

(perē-ō-dontăl pokĕt)
Pathologic deepening of gingival sulcus resulting from detachment of gingiva from tooth.

periodontal

around a tooth; pertaining to the periodontium.

periodontal abscess
a localized, acute infection that may drain into the gingival pocket or directly through the gum. There is often local bone destruction. See also malar abscess.
periodontal charting
recording the periodontal indices in dental records.
periodontal disease
any disease or disorder of the periodontium. See also periodontitis and periodontosis.
periodontal fibrous hyperplasia
see periodontal fibromatous epulis.
periodontal indices
indicators of periodontal health; includes amount of plaque and calculus, changes in the gingiva, probing depth, evaluation of attachment, and grade of mobility.
periodontal ligament
the connective tissue that occupies the space between each tooth and its socket and that suspends the tooth.
periodontal pocket
a deep space between the gingiva and the crown or root of a tooth. It can be the result of hyperplasia of the gingiva (false pocket) or migration of the epithelial attachment toward the apex (true pocket).
periodontal probe
a dental instrument used to measure the depth of the periodontal pocket.
periodontal pseudopocket
gingival hyperplasia or swelling may be responsible for increased sulcus depth but the periodontal membrane and alveolar bone are normal.
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