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Ch. 27: Supragingival & Subgingival Irrigation
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Uses pulsed irrigation of water & other solution around & between teeth to disrupt bacterial biofilms coronal to the gingival margin & reduce the # of bacteria in the periodontal pockets.
Dental water jet
Fluid movement is also called:
The initial fluid contact area is known as the:
The depth of fluid penetration is known as the:
The oral physiotherapy aid MOST suited for removal of loosely adherent plaque is:
What are the 5 benefits of using an oral irrigator?
Removal of biofilm & reduction in bleeding, gingival inflammation, periodontal pathogens, inflammatory mediators & destructive host response
The standard irrigation tip is at ___ degrees.
The subgingival irrigation tip is at ___ degrees.
45 degrees beneath gingival margin
The orthodontic irrigation tip is at ___ degrees.
Professional irrigation has limited or no beneficial effects over nonsurgical periodontal instrumentation alone, T or F?
Subgingival irrigation performed before instrumentation may reduce the incidence of bacteremia & reduce the number of microorganisms in aerosols, T or F?
Acceptable irrigating solutions include all of the following EXCEPT:
> Isopropyl alcohol
> Essential oils
> Filtered water
The role of supragingival irrigation is to:
> Reduce the number of bacteria in the pocket
> Reduce the number of bacteria in the col space
> Reduce the number of bacteria above the gingival margin
> All of the above
Reduce the number of bacteria above the gingival margin
All of the following are reasons to brush the tongue EXCEPT:
> A coated tongue may contribute to periodontal disease
> Reducing bacteria on the tongue reduces the number of pathogens in saliva
> Periodontal pathogens that produce methyl mercaptan accumulate within the filliform papillae on the back of the tongue
> The tongue deposits bacteria at the gingival margin during talking & swallowing
The tongue deposits bacteria at the gingival margin during talking & swallowing
An end-tufted brush cleans effectively in all of the following situations EXCEPT:
> Type I embrasure
> Distal surface of last tooth in the arch
> Lingual surface of crowded mandibular anterior teeth
> Exposed furcation areas
Type I embrasure
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