[Periodontitis in children].

@article{Petit1997PeriodontitisIC,
  title={[Periodontitis in children].},
  author={Mireille D. Petit and Ubele Van der Velden},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor tandheelkunde},
  year={1997},
  volume={104 2},
  pages={67-70}
}
In children with a healthy periodontal condition the pocket depth may vary between 1 to 2 mm. In the mixed dentition it may increase up to 3 mm and in the permanent dentition the pocket depth usually decreases again to between 1 and 2 mm. If a pocket of 5 mm or more is diagnosed one should be aware of periodontal breakdown, i.e. periodontitis. Periodontitis… CONTINUE READING