pocket depth

pock·et depth

(pokĕt depth)
Measurement in millimeters of the depth from the gingival margin to the epithelial attachment in unhealthy gingival tissue; usually consists of depths greater than 3 mm. pocket
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To evaluate the productivity of the milling process, the pocket depth (Pd) and the MRR were adopted as response variables.
Over the course of 12 weeks, researchers measured the probing pocket depth, which is the distance from the gum line to the bottom of the tiny "pocket" between gum and tooth root.
Group (Mean [+ or -] Standard deviation) Control (C) Parameter Baseline Probing pocket depth (mm) 1.
Folder, white, 18 X 12 folded to 9 x 12 , pocket depth 4
Periodontal reassessment consisting of pocket depth, bleeding on probing, and mobility was carried out at 2 months and 6 months, and periapical radiographs (paralleling technique with holders) were repeated on those sites that were associated with infrabony defects, at a minimum of 12 months after treatment.
Patients screened with periodontal examinations included plaque index (PI), bleeding on probing (BOP), bleeding index, periodontal pocket depth (PPD) and clinical attachment level measurement, from cemento enamel junction (CEJ) to the deepest probable pocket depth, the measurements with Williams probe (Hu-Friedy, USA) in 6 parts: midfacial, midlingual, mesiofacial, mesiolingual, distofacial, distolingual aspects of each tooth.
After 6 weeks follow-up, there was reduction in Plaque index, Gingival Index, probing pocket depth (Figure 2).
This technique identifies a pocket depth of 2-8 cm as normal, 1-2 cm as marginal, less than 1 cm as decreased, and greater than 8 cm as increased2.
The congenital anomalies frequency was found to be directly associated with amniotic fluid pocket depth (AFPD) values.
Clinical attachment level (CAL) and pocket depth (PD) are the clinical measures used to diagnose periodontitis.
All these surgical techniques increase accessibility to root surface, making it possible to remove all irritants, reduce or eliminate pocket depth, and reshape soft and hard tissues to attain harmonious topography.
In addition, the pocket depth should be a minimum of 100mm from the bottom of the steam main.