Card Set Information
What is dental plaque?
Soft mass of bacterial deposits that covers tooth surfaces.
What is calculus?
Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces.
The term periodontal disease includes both "blank" and "blank".
gingivitis and periodontitis
What is the definition of periodontitis?
Inflammation of the supporting tissue of the teeth.
How many basic types of periodontal diseases have been identified by the American Academy of Periodontology?
How is the severity of periodontal disease determined?
"By the amount of loss attachment"
Slight or early
Severe or advanced