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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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In evaluating the clinical significance of the data, it must be remembered that although means are excellent summary statistics, they do not directly relate to what is measurable with a periodontal probe.
5) The examiners used a Williams SE manual periodontal probe (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 mm), which was introduced into the interior of the gingival sulcus following the length of the tooth until resistance was felt by the penetrating probe.
Periodontal probe use in general practice in Florida.
Examinations were performed in the dental office at UHSM, using a millimetric periodontal probe (PC15 Color UNC, Trinity Ind.
Gingival bleeding was determined with periodontal probe by gentle probing of the gingival crevice to assure presence or absence of the bleeding.
Patients were examined under good illumination with the help of mouth mirror, tweezer, and Williams graduated periodontal probe and with the pellets of cotton.
Over 90% believe the greatest advantages of loupes are improved periodontal probe readings and ergonomics; followed by caries detection (70.
18) In addition, Probing Depth and Clinical Attachment Loss (CAL) were measured on 6 surfaces of all present teeth using a manual periodontal probe (PCPUNC 15 Hu-Friedy Mfg.
PD and CAL were recorded to the nearest millimetre using a calibrated periodontal probe.
14) According to literature, gingival thickness have been assessed by invasive method using a disposable sterile needle, (15) boley gauge, (16) stainless steel wire (17) & bone sounding with a periodontal probe.
Measurements (mm) of PD and clinical attachment level (CAL) and the presence (1) or absence (0) of plaque, gingival inflammation and bleeding on probing were obtained at six sites per tooth by two calibrated examiners (inter-examiner, Kappa = 92% and intra-examiner, Kappa = 91%-93%) using a manual periodontal probe (Hu-friedy Mfg Co.
There has also been a reported greater ease of attaining periodontal probe depths according to 71% of the respondents.

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