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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.

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

a pathologic deepening of the gingival sulcus resulting from detachment of the gingiva from the tooth.

periodontal pocket

Etymology: Gk, peri, around, odous, tooth; Fr, pochette
a pathological increase in the depth of the gingival crevice or sulcus surrounding a tooth at the gingival margin. Kinds of periodontal pockets include gingival, infrabony, intraalveolar, intrabony, relative, simple, suprabony, and supracrestal.
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Periodontal pocket

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

(perē-ō-dontăl pokĕt)
Pathologically deepened gingival sulcus, a finding in periodontal disease.

per·i·o·don·tal pock·et

(perē-ō-dontăl pokĕt)
Pathologic deepening of gingival sulcus resulting from detachment of gingiva from tooth.

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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TABLE 3: RELATIONSHIP OF PERIODONTAL POCKETS DEPTH WITH SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER VARIABLES SHOWING INSIGNIFICANT ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE VARIABLES (CUT OF P-VALUE>0.
Therefore, the purpose of this retrospective case series was to assess the effectiveness of using a dual-wavelength approach with the Er,Cr:YSGG (2780 nm) laser and more deeply penetrating diode laser (940 nm) as an adjunct to conventional nonsurgical therapy, in the resolution of periodontal pockets associated with infrabony defects, which in the majority of cases may have otherwise required flapped regenerative or osseous surgery to treat effectively.
Detection of human viruses in periodontal pockets using polymerase chain reaction.
The results of this study were evaluated on the basis of periodontal pocket depth, bleeding index andmobility.
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.
Fortunately, Chase had no fractures and only one small periodontal pocket to treat.
The pH of gingival crevices and periodontal pockets in children, teenagers and adults Oral biology 1991; 36(3)
It is released into periodontal pocket over a period of 7 days at an effective and constant rate, resulting in killing of 90% of bacteria in the pocket.
The creation of a diseased periodontal pocket is the result of soft-tissue inflammation with inferiorly progressing alveolar bone loss (Figure 1).
When applied to the affected area, Atridox molds to the shape of the periodontal pocket, solidifies and releases the antibiotic doxycycline.
3] However, there is no doubt that herpesviruses are present in the periodontal pocket but the hypothesis that they are involved in the etiology of periodontitis is still controversial.

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