Question

I saw my pocket depths chart – what does it mean?

Answer

Your gum pockets should all be 3mm or more shallow.

A pocket chart maps and tracks the progress of your condition over time and helps the team at your dental office plan ahead and focus on problem areas.

Pocket depths are not the only part of the information-gathering. In fact, without knowing if those pockets are ‘active’ or not, the numbers themselves are not as helpful as they might look.

It’s great that you are involved and taking ownership of your condition.

Talk things through with your dental professional next time you visit, so that you are sure of your Daily Self-Performed Care role in it.

Ultimately, you will win the battle with what you do in the bathroom, rather than in the dental office.

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