probing depth

probing depth

In periodontics, the measured distance from the free end of the gingival margin to the bottom of the periodontal pocket.

prob·ing depth

(prōbing depth)
Measurement of the depth of a sulcus or periodontal pocket determined by measuring distance from a gingival margin to the base of the sulcus or pocket with a calibrated periodontal probe.
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In addition, we are proud to offer ATRIDOX([R]), the only locally applied antimicrobial that is clinically proven and indicated for all three of these outcomes: gain in clinical attachment, reduction in probing depth, and reduction in bleeding on probing.
15) In a medium-sized dog, a probing depth greater than 2 mm is typically considered to be abnormal.
Participants were examined 20 weeks after the initial treatment, and success was characterized by reduced inflammation, no increase in probing depth and loosening of the teeth.
Statistical analysis demonstrated a difference in the proportion of sites with a periodontal probing depth >/=6.
Measurement values were reported for bleeding index, plaque index, probing depth, and crestal bone loss.
Probing depth and attachment level measurements were performed at six sites on each tooth.
The microbial effect was evident for upto 11 weeks after treatment and clinical efficacy upto 2 years in terms of reduced probing depth, gain in attachment levels and reduction of bleeding.
After nine months the authors concluded that Atridox alone produced the largest decrease in probing depth at 1.
Seventy-eight strokefree individuals received a detailed oral examination, which included measurement of probing depth and attachment loss at six sites for each tooth, and ultrasound measurement of their carotid arteries, the two main neck arteries that supply blood to the brain.
Tolmar's lead Dental product is ATRIDOX([R]), which is the only Locally Applied Antimicrobial that is clinically proven for all three of the following indications: gain in clinical attachment, reduction in probing depth, and reduction in bleeding on probing.
The effectiveness of either procedure decreases with increasing probing depth, especially when probing depths exceed 5 mm.
The study showed that only periodontal bone loss, which would indicate a history of periodontal disease, not probing depth, which would indicate current inflammation, was associated with the incidence of cerebrovascular disease.