Clinical Features that Require Calculations
Certain judgments that are being implemented within the framework of clinical periodontal evaluation
requires some calculations. The most common are the Width of attached gingiva
1. Defines the width of attached gingiva
A. Description. On attached gingiva is part gum, hard, dense, and is closely linked with cement on cervical-third of the root or the periosteum (the connective tissue cover) alveolar bone. On attached gingiva lies between the free gum and mucous alveolar, stretching from the base of the groove (or pocket) mucogingival junction.
1. The function of attached gingiva to keep free of gum from broke away from the teeth and protect the gums from injury.
2. Width of attached gingiva is not measured to taste, because it is impossible to determine where attached gingiva ends and the soft palate mucosa begins.
3. On attached gingiva does not include any part of the Desna river, which is separated from tooth to the crevice, grooves or periodontal pocket.
B. Value. The width of the attachment of the gums to the teeth, is an important clinical sign for the dentist to keep in mind when planning many species recovery procedures. If not attached gingiva on the surface of the teeth, the dentist, limited types of restorations that can be placed. It is therefore important to use information gathered during the comprehensive periodontal evaluation for calculating this clinical characteristics.
C. method of calculation. Method of calculation of the width of attached gingiva is displayed in the 19-3. Please note that the information needed to calculate the width of attached gingiva would have been recorded during periodontal evaluation.
The formula for calculating the width of the attachment of the gums to the particular site, measure the width of the gums and subtract depth range from anything Width by using the following procedure.
Step 1: measure the total Width of the gums from the gingival margin to mucogingival junction.
Step 2: measure the depth sounding (from the gingival margin based on pocket).
Step 3: calculate the width of attached gingiva by subtracting the sounding depth of the total Width of the gums.