Periodontal disease examination

To perform periodontal disease examination dentist utlizies a metal prob to measure the depth of the gingival sulcus, the gap between your gums and your teeth. The prob is inserted under gum line at several points in the mouth. If the gum is healthy the depth of the gum is expected to be 2-3 millimeters. A depth beyond 3 millimeters indicates that a pocket has been formed between your gums and your teeth which is a sign of serious gum disease.

Periodontal Disease Examination

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