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What’s Up with All that Poking at My Gums During Cleaning?
May 22, 2017
Have you ever wondered why your dentist or hygienist starts rattling off a series of numbers to the in the middle of your cleaning? 2, 2, 3, 2, 4, 5! What’s going on there? This practice, known as dental probing, is performed to check the depth of gum tissue pockets that surround your tooth and the level of bone underneath the tissue. It’s a proactive way to identify your risk for gum disease, and when done regularly, can help catch it early....