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The purpose of this investigation was to determine histologically the depth of probe tip penetration into the clinically healthy gingival sulcus of humans using a controlled inserton pressure of 25 g. The midfacial gingival units of 22 maxillary and mandibular incisor, canine and premolar teeth, displaying no visual signs of inflammation, were used for… (More)
A periodontal probe has been modified for use at surgery as a quantitative length-tension measuring device. It is simple and rapid to use, as well as inexpensive. In addition to zero length and tension, readings can be made at 25 g and 30 g of tension. Results of the test are described in four patients with restrictive or paralytic strabismus.