For detecting calculus, cavities and abnormalities on the tooth surfaces as well as measuring the pocket depths.
Color coded markings indicate the depth/measure, in millimeters, of the periodontal pocket.
Ball end (diameter 0.5 mm) style benefits:
- increases tactile sensitivity
- Does not harm gum tissue or damage the pocket bottoms
- Gives more accurate and sonsisten depth measurements
- Helps detecting subgingival calculus and root surface abnormalities
WHO probe was developed for CPITN method.
0 = healthy
1 = bleeding during probing
2 = supra - and/or subgingival calculus, filling or crown excesses
3 = gingival pockets to 5 mm
4 = pockets deeper than 6mm