Virtual perio-clinic

Oral Hygiene Indices and Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR)


Oral Hygiene Indices and Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR)

You’re assessing your patient’s oral hygiene by using Approximal Plaque Index (API) and Sulcus Bleeding Index (SBI).

While assessing dentition you noticed that your patient is missing all wisdom teeth. Identify other missing teeth in the image and answer the following questions.



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    WHO Probe/PSR


    #1. How many reading points does your patient have?

    #2. After sweeping the WHO probe through the gingival sulci you identified 11 bleeding sites. What is your patient’s SBI score (%)?

    #3. After applying disclosing agent to your patient’s teeth you identified 15 sites with biofilm deposits. What is your patient’s API score (%)?

    #4. How would you classify your patient’s oral hygiene?

    #5. Complete the missing PSR codes shown as question marks in the box chart above. The WHO probe is showing sites with the greatest probing depth in sextants 2 & 3.

    #6. Outline your preliminary diagnosis and your course of further assessment/treatment.

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