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  1. Mobilitys
    • 0 = normal
    • 1 = slight
    • 2 = moderate
    • 3 = severe
  2. Periodontal Probe
    used to measure pocket depths
  3. Explorer
    locates calculus deposits and provides tactile info to the operator about roughness or smoothness of the root surfaces
  4. How many sites are measured by the periodontal probe?
    six in total

    • Mesiofacial
    • Facial
    • Distofacial
    • Mesiolingual
    • Lingual
    • Distolingual
  5. What are hygienist looking for on radiographs?
    Bone to root ratio
  6. Plaque
    the primary cause of gingival inflammation and most other forms of periodontal disease

    soft, sticky, debris or bacteria that forms on teeth
  7. Calculus
    hardened, mineralized plaque. Can be supragingival or subgingival. It adheres to the surfaces of natural teeth, crowns, bridges, and dentures. It is a contributing factor in periodontal disease because it is always covered with plaque.
  8. Who is licensed to perform prophylaxis?
    The hygenist and the dentist
  9. Why do we use anesthetic for scaling, planing, and curotage?
    • vasoconstrictor- controls bleeding
    • patient comfort- pain
  10. Why use sutures?
    • promotes healing
    • controls bleeding
    • assist in attachment of tissue
  11. Nonabsorbable sutures are removed in...?
    5 to 7 days
  12. Supragingival
    above gum line
  13. Subgingival
    below gum line
  14. Application of Topical Flouride
    • in an upright position
    • tell patient not to swallow, can cause vomitting/ gastrous distress
  15. Periosteal Elevator
    separate and retract the periosteum from the bone that is holding the tooth in its socket
  16. Straight Elevator
    used to apply leverage against the tooth to loosen it from the periodontal ligament and ease the extraction
  17. Pit and Fissure Sealants
    • resin material placed in pits and fissures of the posterior teeth
    • not all sealants require being light cured
    • first etch the tooth - appears dull and chalky
  18. High Risk Patients:
    • have already experienced dental decay
    • live in areas where the public water supply is not flouridated
    • are prone to root caries
    • have illnesses or are taking medications that slow the flow of saliva
    • are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments that damage the tissue and affect the flow of saliva
  19. Refractory Periodontitis:
    not respoding to the treatment (aka class 5)
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2011-09-30 04:27:18
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