A pocket that forms when disease and infection destroy the ligament that attaches the gum to the tooth and bone.
The area of the gum tissue that attaches to the tooth at the top of the gums. Generally speaking, we have healthier gums when the pockets are 2-3 mm deep, because it is easier to clean with a brush. Pockets that are 4-6 mm or deeper, tend to trap food and bacteria easier and can lead to gum disease.
A deepened gum crevice caused by bacteria. One of the features of gum disease. The gum crevice is normally 0-3mm. deep.
A condition where the gum tissue recedes (pulls back) from the crown of the tooth, causing defects to form hold bacteria on the root surface of the tooth.
When the gum tissue recedes from the crown of the tooth, spaces or pockets are created which hold bacteria and the resulting infection against the root surface of the tooth.
The deep crevice produced by detachment of a part of the soft tissue from the root of the tooth.
An abnormal deepening of the gingival crevice. It is caused when disease and infection destroy the ligament that attaches the gum to the tooth and the underlying bone.
The deepened sulcus (space) between the gum and tooth, resulting from bone loss caused by periodontal disease Periodontal surgery: Surgery of the gums or supporting tissues of teeth
A harmful deepening of the gum crevice. This condition occurs when disease and infection erode the ligament that attaches the gum to the teeth and bone.
Pathologically deepened gingival sulcus; a feature of periodontal disease.
A periodontal disease condition characterized by an abnormally enlarged space between tooth and alveolar bone with destruction of the attaching periodontal membrane and invasion by oral epithelium. Often progressive, resulting in bone and tooth loss if not arrested by treatment.