How do patients most often seek periodontal care?
referral by their general dentist
What information is included in periodontal charting?
Should teeth have any mobility?
a slight amount
What is the depth of a normal sulcus?
1 to 3mm
What unit of measurement are used on the periodontal probe?
What type of radiograph is especially useful in periodontics?
Which instrument is used to remove calculus from supragingival surfaces?
Which type of instrument is used to to remove calculus from subgingival surfaces?
What is the purpose of explorers in periodontal treatment?
to provide tactile information
to locate calculus
A type of curette with two cutting edges is a
What is the purpose of a periodontal pocket marker?
to mark bleeding points in the gingival tissue
How do ultrasonic scalers work?
What oral conditions contraindicate the use of an ultrasonic scaler?
patients with demineralization
narrow periodontal pockets
Should an ultrasonic scaler be used on a patient with a communicable disease?
What is more common term for a dental prophylaxis?
Who can perform a dental prophylaxis?
"blank" is a surgical periodontal treatment.
What drug is often used for the treatment of periodontitis, juvenile periodontitis, and rapidly destructive periodontitis?
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