Gingival Probing and Pocket Depth

A simple procedure used during your Hygiene Appointment is the use of a calibrated probe, used to measure the gum ‘pocket’ in the bone structure around your teeth. The video below demonstrates how this is done and the conditions that may result from bone loss. We will make you aware of the teeth that have large pockets and any places in your mouth where the pockets are growing between your dental visits.