A pocket is a dental term that indicates the presence of an abnormal sulcus in the gums, separating them from teeth. A periodontal pocket occurs when a person suffers from periodontal disease and there is loss of alveolar bone under the gums. It's a state where a tooth eventually becomes loose if no treatment is done. A periodontal pocket is not a gingival pocket, which occurs when the gums increase volume and crawl over teeth.
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Last update: 30th of May 2012.