Interpretation Of Codes

Code 0:
The colored area of the probe remains completely visible in the deepest crevice of the sextant. There is no calculus or defective margins detected. The gingival tissues are healthy with no bleeding after gentle probing.

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Code 1:
The colored area of the probe remains completely visible in the deepest probing depth in the sextant. There is no calculus or defective margins detected. However, there is bleeding after probing.

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Code 2:
The colored area of the probe remains completely visible in the deepest probing depth in the sextant.  Supragingival or subgingival calculus and/or defective margins are detected.
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Code 3:
The colored area of the probe remains partly visible in the deepest probing depth in the sextant.
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Code 4:
The colored area of the probe completely disappears indicating a probing depth of greater than 5.5 mm.
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The Symbol “*”:
The symbol ”*” should be added to a sextant score whenever the following is found: furcation involvement, mobility, mucogingival problems, or recession extending to the colored area of the probe (indicating 3.5mm or greater).