Figure 6-1. - NAVMED 6600/2 (Front page).
recorded. Six measurements are made of the gingival sulcus or pocket depth on each tooth: three on the facial and three on the lingual. The dentist walks the probe around the tooth for the three measurements on the facial surface of each tooth in the arch which include the distofacial, facial, and mesiofacial (fig. 6-3). The dentist repeats the probing procedure for the three measurements on the lingual surfaces of each tooth in
the arch: distolingual, lingual, and mesiolingual. The dentist repeats the probing process for the opposite arch.
With the progression of periodontal disease, supporting bone structure that anchors the tooth in place may be destroyed. This will make the teethContinue Reading