Systematic Review
Volume 19 Issue 7 - 2020
Use of Digital Scanning in Measuring the Keratinized Tissue Width Instead of Periodontal Proble - A Systematic Review
Shahad Abdullah Almudhi1* and Nada Hamza Fallata2
1Riyadh AlElm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Shahad Abdullah Almudhi, Riyadh AlElm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Received: May 18, 2020; Published: June 03, 2020


When it comes to the periodontal pocket, one of the absolute signs of periodontal disease, is the most common parameter to be assessed by dentists. Periodontal probes are usually the instruments most commonly used in measuring the pockets. The target of this research is to evaluate researches done on the progress of periodontal probes in measuring the pocket depths. In this systematic review, a total of 100 articles from 1973 till 2019 in pubmed and ovid medline only were collected, the articles related to the subject of evaluating the pocket depth. The periodontal pocket is one of the absolute signs of periodontal disease, is the most common parameter to be measured by dentist. One of the more definitive and repeatable ways of detecting, measuring, and assessing the progress of the periodontal disease activity is through the use of periodontal probes. Numerous periodontal probes supply to different needs. The needs of a general dental practitioners are different from those of a specialist periodontist who normally requires a more specialized set of periodontal probes. Universities and Research institutes can effectively use more complex periodontal probes. Also, because the latest generations of periodontal probes work on dependence of computers, the digital dentistry in a dental practice has to be considered during the selection procedure. There are five generations of probes currently in the market from the most basic to fully automated digital reading probes. After evaluating latest developments in the field of periodontal probing, it provide the potential for error-free checking of pocket depth and clinical attachment level at every possible stage. But at this moment we still need further studies in this field to achieve an error free pocket depth readings digitally.

Keywords: Periodontal Pocket; Periodontal Probes


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Citation: Shahad Abdullah Almudhi and Nada Hamza Fallata. “Use of Digital Scanning in Measuring the Keratinized Tissue Width Instead of Periodontal Proble - A Systematic Review”. EC Dental Science 19.7 (2020): 16-22.

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