Instrument used to measure and assess the severity of periodontal disease. The term commonly denotes an instrument measuring dental mobility, but sometimes is also used for an instrument that measures pocket depth.
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A periodontometer in which mobility of upper and lower teeth could be quantified at once was devised by Goldberg.
Their periodontometer was designed to assess mobility of all teeth in both arches through second molar.
Before the anti-infective periodontal treatment, study-related measurements were performed at baseline (= t0) with a PCP12 periodontometer (Hu-Friedy, Tuttlingen, Germany).