What is Periodontal charting?
1 A periodontal chart is a graphical tool for organizing all the important information about your teeth and gums.
2 A dental instrument is used to measure in millimeters (mm) the area between the gum and the tooth, called the “pocket.”
3 Your dentist, hygienist, or dental assistant creates a dental chart of your mouth at a regular checkup.
Dental charting is a process in which your dental healthcare professional lists and describes the health of your teeth and gums. This is also called periodontal charting.
The charting is usually done during dental checkups. It’s a graphic method of organizing information about your dental health.
After your dental appointment it’s best to incorporate the advice you’re given about maintaining healthy teeth and gums. And try to make sure you go back for regular checkups and charting.