pseudopocket

pseu·do·pock·et

(sū'dō-pok'ĕt),
A pocket, adjacent to a tooth, resulting from gingival hyperplasia and edema but without apical migration of the epithelial attachment.

pseudopocket

(soo'do-pok'et)
A pocket that results from gingival inflammation with edema that produces an apparent abnormal depth of the gingival sulcus without apical movement of the bottom of the sulcus; a false pocket. See: gingivitis

pseu·do·pock·et

(sū'dō-pok'ĕt)
A pocket, adjacent to a tooth, resulting from gingival hyperplasia and edema but without apical migration of the epithelial attachment.

pseudopocket

see periodontal pseudopocket.
References in periodicals archive ?
The resulting pseudopocket represents overgrown gingival tissue rather than loss of periodontal attachment.
The local conditions at the base of the pseudopocket, such as low oxygen tension, decreased access and inflammatory mediators, all may facilitate the growth of periodontopathic bacteria.
Slit lamp examination revealed two semilunar pseudopockets (As shown in figure 1) and partial symblepheron formation in lower fornix.
3,5,6 In the present case the lack of inflammatory compo-nent parallels the absence of vertical gingival growth and consequently the lack of periodontal pockets or pseudopockets.
Depending on the severity of the gingival enlargement, dental hygienists may encounter problems when probing, due to commonly seen pseudopockets, and when debriding, due to bleeding and vulnerability of the enlarged gingival lobes that form around the crowns of the teeth, as seen on the patient in Figure 5 who was taking amlodipine for hypertension and cyclosporine for a recent kidney transplant.