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periodontal

[¦per·ē·ō¦dänt·əl]
(anatomy)
Surrounding a tooth.
Of or pertaining to the periodontium.
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pronounced "AB-EE-O-MED"), (NASDAQ:ABMD) today announced that it has received a three-year grant for approximately $750,000 from the National Institute of Dental Research to develop a periodontal probe capable of automatically measuring periodontal health parameters.
After the debridement of the tooth structure is complete, the periodontal probe is used to recheck the architecture of the pocket and to reconfirm the depth of the area to be treated with the laser.
3,4) Although the evidence is limited, there is a strong suggestion that use of a periodontal probe for diagnosis and recording of periodontal status in treatment records in general dental practices has yet to achieve the level of a routine and consistent habit.

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