Perio Measurement Explanation

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Free Gingival Margin

Distance from the CEJ of the tooth, to the beginning of the gum

Muco-Gingival       Junction

Distance from the FGM to the end of the attached gingiva

Pocket Depth

Distance from the FGM to the bottom of the periodontal pocket

Furcation

For teeth that have more than one root, indicates the amount of bone loss in between the roots (furca)

Mobility

How loose a tooth is

Bleeding

Amount of bleeding on probing

Suppuration

Denotes the presence of infection (pus)

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