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What is computerised periodontal probing? This is a painless and minimally invasive manoeuvre performed with a periodontal probe, a standardised, millimetre-scale instrument that is inserted between the tooth and the gum until reaching the bottom of the gingival furrow.
This exam reveals the following:
The measurements are carried out on six points per tooth, by exerting a probing force equal to 20-30 grams to ensure tissues are left undamaged.
All these measurements are then recorded on a specific graph chart of the dental arches, so that the patient can also clearly see the health conditions of their mouth.
This probing is therefore fundamental to determining the progress of the periodontal disease and differentiate patients with gingivitis from those suffering from periodontitis.
In addition to helping the patient recognise any problems in the oral cavity, it is also important that the clinician identifies outbreaks of infection which require action to be taken during treatment in order to prevent the spreading of the infection, and to judge the degree of effectiveness of the treatment over time.
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