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Some authors injected Entamoeba gingivalis in the base of the gingival pocket of rats, which induced periodontal abscess in 78.
Plaque index score: a 0-to-3 scale ranging from no plaque to an abundance of soft matter within the gingival pocket (the pocket of soft tissue between gum and tooth).
The plaque may be seen in situ only after application of disclosing solution or by using the probe on the tooth surface; 2-Moderate accumulation of soft deposits within the gingival pocket, or the tooth and gingival margin which can be seen with the naked eye; 3-Abundance of soft matter within the gingival pocket and/or on the tooth and gingival margin.