Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Dental and periodontal charting provides the graphic details of the conditions in a patient’s mouth, combine caries restorations, missing or malposed teeth, clinical attachment levels, furcation root involvement, mobility, pocket depths, bleeding sites, and other deviations from normal. Other conditions that may be charted include erosion, abrasion, developmental anomalies and use of prostheses. Dental charting is the part of both initial and periodic dental examinations and is included in the cost of care. Exams are normally covered by dental insurance. Dental charting is a process in which your dental healthcare professional lists and describes the health of your teeth and gums. Periodontal charting, which is a part of your dental chart, refers to the six measurements in millimeters that are taken around each tooth.
What does dental charting include?