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per·i·o·don·tal probe

a calibrated instrument used to measure the depth and topography of periodontal pockets.

periodontal probe

Etymology: Gk, peri, around, odous, tooth; L, probare, to test
1 a slender, tapered, flat or cylindric instrument with indentations spaced in millimeters, designed for introduction into the gingival sulcus for the purpose of measuring its depth.
2 a slender tapered instrument with or without millimeter indentations or contrasting colors for measuring furcations of the roots of premolars and molars. also called furcation probe.

per·i·o·don·tal probe

(perē-ō-dontăl prōb)
Calibrated instrument used to measure the depth and topography of periodontal pockets.

per·i·o·don·tal probe

(perē-ō-dontăl prōb)
Calibrated instrument used to measure periodontal pocket depth and provide assessment of bone loss and periodontal health.

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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Recession depth (RD) was measured from the cemento enamel junction to the free gingival margin at the deepest site by using William's periodontal probe (Hufriedy, USA).
By using an instrument called a periodontal probe to see if the gums bleed when they are probed and by checking for and measuring the periodontal pockets.
19) Due to the limits of clinical accuracy with a periodontal probe, it is important to note that the "2 mm threshold" is the gold standard clinicians use to monitor disease progression.

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