periodontal pocket

a space between the gingival tissues and tooth occurring in periodontitis. See periodontal disease.

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a gingival sulcus that extends abnormally deep into the periodontal ligament apically to the original level of the resorbed alveolar crest.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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