Oral Care Glossary
Dentists and Hygienist have a language all their own. This guide breaks down the professional terminology into everyday language.
Dental professionals define “pocket depth” as the crevice or space between the gums and teeth. Normal healthy gums usually have a pocket depth of 1 to 3 millimeters as measured by a dental professional using a periodontal probe. Gum tissue that is inflamed or swollen may be 4 millimeters or more and prone to periodontal disease.