Healthy gum tissue will generally produce numbers less than 4 mm. Usually, 1 — 3 mm is healthy, 4 is a warning, and anything above 5 is a call to action to prevent disease. In your dental health check, we use scores from 0 to 4 to record the health of your gums. Gum pockets are 1-3 mm (healthy range) Do not bleed Teeth are clean and gums are healthy Gum pockets are 1-3 mm (healthy range) Some bleeding teeth are not perfectly clean Gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease if left Gum pockets measure 1-3 mm (healthy range) Something of tartar (hard scales) present Teeth not perfectly clean Gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease if left Gum pockets measure 3.5-5.5 mm (deeper than normal) Teeth have lost some gum support Irreversible but can be stabilized with dental hygiene treatment and good hygiene dental at home Likely to be stable if there is no bleeding or plaque We measure the depth of these bags each time we check your gums.
Dentistry Market Place 37 Market Place Thirsk YO7 1HA. Gum pockets measure 3.5-5.5 mm (deeper than normal) Teeth have lost some gum support Irreversible, but can be stabilized with dental hygiene treatment and good dental hygiene at home Likely to be stable if there is no bleeding or plaque. Periodontal mapping is the practice of using a periodontal probe to measure the distance between the gums and where they attach to the teeth. That's why the Manor Dental Health team may tell you even more about your gums when we see you.
During this process, plaque continues to consume gum tissue and ultimately bone, causing the pockets around the teeth to deepen and enlarge. To check if the gums are properly adjusted, the dentist or dental hygienist performs a gum check to examine the spaces between the gums and the teeth. Patients who have excellent dental hygiene at home, and who visit the hygienist regularly, tend to have healthy gums. At your regular appointments, your hygienist will review all of these aspects to monitor the health of your gums and ensure that you are achieving the best result in terms of improving and maintaining the health of your gums.
Keeping your gums healthy means you're likely to keep your teeth longer, need less dental treatment, and spend less on your dental care. The periodontal pocket process begins with gingivitis, a gum infection caused by plaque buildup in the mouth. First, your hygienist will talk to you to learn a little about you, your routines at home, and the current situation of your teeth and gums. If so, think back to when the dentist was pricking your gums with a small metal instrument while calling your dental assistant seemingly random numbers.
During an exam, the dentist or hygienist will check for pockets in the gums by gently inserting the narrow end of a small tool called a periodontal probe into the space between the tooth and the gum. If gum probing numbers reveal gum disease, your dentist may prescribe treatment to reduce the depth of the gum pocket. A professional dental cleaning every four months can help remove plaque and tartar and keep your gums and teeth healthy. Gum pockets are larger than 6 mm (risk of tooth loss) Teeth have lost significant gum and jaw support Irreversible Risk of loosening and loss of teeth Regular dental hygiene treatment and excellent dental hygiene at home will help maintain teeth for as long as possible.