Definitions for "Periodontal Pocket"
A pocket that forms when disease and infection destroy the ligament that attaches the gum to the tooth and bone.
The area of the gum tissue that attaches to the tooth at the top of the gums. Generally speaking, we have healthier gums when the pockets are 2-3 mm deep, because it is easier to clean with a brush. Pockets that are 4-6 mm or deeper, tend to trap food and bacteria easier and can lead to gum disease.
A deepened gum crevice caused by bacteria. One of the features of gum disease. The gum crevice is normally 0-3mm. deep.