The Florida Periodontal Probe is used for measuring the “pockets” of the gums. This enables us to determine the level of infection present and be able to formulate a treatment plan to eliminate the pockets. Gum measurements are an invaluable part of our Periodontal Assessment prior to any treatment.
This piece of technology enables us to get accurate results with consistency over time. During the measuring process the probe applies a constant level of small pressure which doesn’t change. This means that the clinician cannot apply any greater force leading to “false” readings. Hence, the results obtained for each measurement at any given moment in time is consistently accurate. This allows us to compare results and thus accurately assess improvements.
Also, the measurement tip is disposable leading to better cross infection practices.