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trelbrierley@sympatico.ca
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Perio Chart Reply with quote

yep,
he or she is measuring pocket depths, which is an indication of your
periodontal health. THe lower the number, the better it is.

R.
David Moran wrote:
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gcotterl@co.riverside.ca.us> wrote in message
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I go to my dentist every 6 months. About once a year, he sticks a
probe in my gums and says "3, 2, 3, 4, 2..." to his assistant. What
is he checking for and what do the numbers mean?


I think he's looking at the amount of gum recession. The higher the number,
the more recession (I think).

Dave
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David Moran
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Perio Chart Reply with quote

<gcotterl@co.riverside.ca.us> wrote in message
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I go to my dentist every 6 months. About once a year, he sticks a
probe in my gums and says "3, 2, 3, 4, 2..." to his assistant. What
is he checking for and what do the numbers mean?


I think he's looking at the amount of gum recession. The higher the number,
the more recession (I think).

Dave
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gcotterl@co.riverside.ca.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:55 am    Post subject: Perio Chart Reply with quote

I go to my dentist every 6 months. About once a year, he sticks a
probe in my gums and says "3, 2, 3, 4, 2..." to his assistant. What
is he checking for and what do the numbers mean?
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