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Flashcards in Periodontal Assessment: Periodontal Probing Technique and CAL Deck (25):
1

Identify the millimeter markings on the williams probe

millimeter grooves at 1-10 mm (4 & 6 are missing to avoid confusion)

2

Identify the millimeter markings on the UNC-12 and UNC-15 probes

UNC-12: markings at each millimeter, color-coated at 4 and 9 mm
UNC-15: markings at each millimeter, color-coated at 4, 9, and 14 mm

3

Identify the millimeter markings on the World Health Organization Probe

Has ball on end, markings at 3.5, 5.5, 8.5, and 11.5 mm (goes to 16mm)

4

Identify the millimeter markings on the Goldman Fox probe

Flat, grooves at 1-10 mm (4 and 6 are missing)

5

Identify the millimeter markings on the Novatech probe

Markings at 3, 6, 9, 12

6

Identify the millimeter markings on a plastic probe

3, 5, 7, 10

7

What is the gingival sulcus?

A shallow, v-shaped space between the free gingiva and the tooth surface

8

What is the gingival margin?

Where the free gingiva meets the tooth in a thin rounded edge

9

What is the junctional epithelium?

The tissue that forms the base of the sulcus by attaching to the enamel of the crown near the CEJ

10

What is the depth of a clinically normal gingival sulcus?

1-3 mm

11

What surfaces has the least amount of depth?

The facial surfaces

12

What surface is the deepest?

The mesial and distal surfaces

13

What is peridontitis and how is it identified clinically?

-Bacterial infection of all parts of the peridontium.
-The presence of a periodontal pocket (sulcus that is greater than 3mm)

14

What is a gingival pocket?

Deepening of the gingival sulcus.

15

What causes a gingival pocket?

1. Detachment of the coronal portion of the JE from the tooth
2. Increased tissue size due to swelling

16

What is a pseudo-pocket?

The gingival tissue swelling resulting in an increased probing depth (from gingivitis)

17

What is the deeper probing depth of a periodontal pocket caused from?

Apical migration of the JE

18

How many zones per tooth is there? What are they?

1. Distofacial
2. Facial
3. Mesiofacial
4. Distolingual
5. Lingual
6. Mesiolingual

19

How many readings per zone?

Only one and always the deepest reading

20

What is the probing depth?

Distance in millimeters from the gingival margin to the base of the sulcus or periodontal pocket

21

Explain insert and adaption of the periodontal probe

Once the probe is inserted, the working-end is kept PARALLEL and FLAT to the root surface

22

What is the walking stroke?

The movement of a probe around the perimeter of the base of a sulcus or pocket

23

It is essential to evaluate the entire ____________ of the pocket base

Circumference

24

Explain what you're doing in the walking stroke

Move the probe up and down in short bobbing stroke while moving in 1 mm increments

25

The probe is removed from the sulcus with each upward stroke. True or false?

False: the probe is NOT removed