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PROBING DEPTHS IN PERIODONTAL POCKETS (PP)
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Williams periodontal probe before insertion
 
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6mm periodontal pocket
 

ATTACHMENT LEVEL (LOSS) MEASUREMENT (AL)
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5mm attachment level
 
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14mm attachment level
 
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3mm AL mandibular fourth premolar, 5mm AL molar-feline
 

HYPERPLASIA MEASUREMENT
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Before probe insertion
 
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5mm pseudo pocket
 

PERIODONTAL EXAMINATION - GINGIVITIS AND PLAQUE GRADING

PLAQUE INDEX

PLAQUE INDEX (PI #)

  • PI 0 no observable plaque
  • PI 1 scattered plaque covering less than one third of the buccal tooth surface
  • PI 2 plaque covering between one and two thirds of the buccal tooth surface
  • PI 3 plaque covering greater than two thirds of the buccal tooth surface

CANINE
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PI 1
 
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PI 2
 
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PI 3
 

FELINE
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PI 1
 
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PI 2
 
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PI 3
 

CALCULUS INDEX

CALCULUS INDEX (CI #) refers to the amount of calculus on a tooth.

  • CI 0 no observable calculus
  • CI 1 scattered calculus covering less than one third of the buccal tooth surface.
  • CI 2 calculus covering between one and two thirds of the buccal tooth surface with minimal subgingival deposition.
  • CI 3 calculus covering greater than two thirds of the buccal tooth surface and extending sub-gingivally.

CANINE
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CI 1
 
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CI 2
 
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CI 3
 

FELINE
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CI 1
 
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CI 2
 
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CI 3
 

GINGIVAL INDEX

GINGIVITIS INDEX (GI #) is the number assigned to designate the degree of gingival inflammation.

  • GI 0 normal healthy gingiva with sharp non inflamed margins.
  • GI 1 marginal gingivitis with minimal inflammation and edema at the free gingiva. No bleeding on probing.
  • GI 2 moderate gingivitis with a wider band of inflammation and bleeding upon probing.
  • GI 3 advanced gingivitis with inflammation clinically reaching the mucogingival junction usually with ulceration. Periodontitis will usually be present.

CANINE
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GI 1
 
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GI 2
 
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GI 3
 

FELINE
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GI 1
 
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GI 2
 
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GI 3
 

Table of Contents
Smile Book IV
Small Animal Dental Anatomy, Pathology, and Charting
(2004)
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
About The Author
Introduction
Dental Charting
Abbreviations
Normal Canine Dental Anatomy
Normal Feline Dental Anatomy
Congenital Dental Pathology
Periodontal Disease
Periodontal Examination
The Traumatized Tooth
Fractured Tooth Classification
Odontoclastic Resorption
Occlusion/Normal
Malocclusion
Benign Oral Masses
Malignant Oral Masses
Glossary
Drug Inserts

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