probing depth

probing depth

In periodontics, the measured distance from the free end of the gingival margin to the bottom of the periodontal pocket.

prob·ing depth

(prōbing depth)
Measurement of the depth of a sulcus or periodontal pocket determined by measuring distance from a gingival margin to the base of the sulcus or pocket with a calibrated periodontal probe.
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Probing depth changes following 2 years of periodontal maintenance therapy including adjunctive controlled release of chlorhexidine.
Intraoral examination revealed that both teeth exhibited probing depths of (> 6 mm), Naber's probe encountered a horizontal probing depth of 8mm (Fig.2), grade I mobility and gingival inflammation and bleeding.
Probing depth of gingival sulcus ranged from 3mm to 6mm.
The mean probing depth and bleeding on probing were 4.82 [+ or -] 0.12 mm & 64.
Mobility was absent and 5mm to 10mm probing depth present in relation to the teeth 33 to 43.
After instrumentation using the endoscope, the majority of sites in both groups improved with respect to gingival inflammation (GI), bleeding scores (GBI), probing depth and attachment gain.
Both the maximum clinical probing depth (PD) and maximum clinical attachment loss (AL) for each tooth was derived by measuring six sites around each tooth and recording the maximum values.
Periodontitis in patients was defined of the presence of at least seven teeth with probing depth > 5mm and demonstrable radiographic bone loss >30 percent of tooth sites by a full mouth intraoal radiographic series.
Each study tooth will undergo SRP followed by the administration of minocycline hydrochloride and re-probed for possible periodontal probing depth reduction in one month.
Periodontal probing with University of North Calorina 15 probe showed 6-7mm of probing depth in relation to 16, 26, 36 and 46 and the upper anteriors had a generalized probing depth of 6mm.
The mean probing depth and bleeding on probing were 3.82 [+ or -] 0.12 mm & 44.
Dental caries and inflamed gingiva was seen on the palatal aspect of right lateral incisor (#12) and left lateral incisor (#22).In right maxillary lateral incisor (# 12) mobility and probing depth was within physiological limits whereas in left lateral incisor (#22) a probing depth of 8mm was recorded on palatal aspect which was confirmed by radiograph (Figure 8 and 9) and the tooth was proclined (Figure 6), not in occlusion and was associated with grade I mobility.