1-2-3-5-7-8-9-10 Probe used to assess periodontal pocket depths, attachment levels, anatomy configurations and gingival bleeding.
Moons probe used to retract & luxate teeth in lower arch while doing extractions.
Periodontal diseases supports the use of the CPITN as an epidemiological screening procedure for periodontal treatment needs in populations and also, in a modified form for screening and monitoring of individuals by dental practitioners.
The CPITN is primarily a screening procedure which requires clinical assessment for the presence or absence of periodontal pockets, calculus and gingival bleeding.
Use of a special CPITN periodontal probe (or its equivalent) is recommended.