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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.

pock·et

(pok'ĕt),
1. A cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased gingival attachment; a space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
3. To enclose within a confined space, as the stump of the pedicle of an ovarian or other abdominal tumor between the lips of the external wound.
4. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
5. To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess that is about to rupture.
[Fr. pochette]

pocket

(pŏk′ĭt)
n.
1. In anatomy, a cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth.
3. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
v.
1. To enclose within a confined space.
2. To approach the surface at a localized spot, as with the thinned-out wall of an abscess that is about to rupture.

pocket

A pathologically altered or enlarged gingival sulcus, so defined when the distance from the gingival margin is ≥ 3 mm. In a healthy periodontium, the gingiva is snug around the teeth, and the gingival crevice near zero; with inflammation, increased bulk of gingival tissue around the teeth results in increased depth of tissue around the teeth which, if confined to the gingiva, is termed gingival pseudopocket; if it extends into the periodontium, it is termed periodontal pocket.

pocket

Dentistry A pathologically altered or enlarged gingival sulcus, so defined when the distance from the gingival margin is ≥ 3 mm; in a healthy periodontium, the gingiva is snug around the teeth, and the gingival crevice near zero; with inflammation, ↑ in bulk of gingival tissue around the teeth results in ↑ depth of tissue around the teeth which, if confined to the gingiva, is termed gingival pseudopocket; if it extends into the periodontium, it is termed periodontal pocket

pock·et

(pok'ĕt)
1. A cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
2. A diseased gingival attachment; a space between the inflamed gum and the surface of a tooth, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
3. To enclose within a confined space, as the stump of the pedicle of an ovarian or other abdominal tumor between the lips of the external wound.
4. A collection of pus in a nearly closed sac.
[Fr. poche]

pock·et

(pok'ĕt)
1. Diseased gingival attachment; space between inflamed gum and tooth surface, limited apically by an epithelial attachment.
2. Cul-de-sac or pouchlike cavity.
[Fr. poche]
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