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What type of bone loss creates infrabony pockets?
Vertical bone loss
Which of the following is the most common pattern of bone loss?
Horizontal bone loss
When performing a clinical examination on your patient, you note that her gingival tissues are light pink with scalloped margins. There was no bleeding upon probing. Probing depths range from 1-2mm in depth with no bone loss present. Which of the following is the state of her periodontium?
A patient exhibits swollen, red gingival tissues with no bone loss. the hygienist records "periodontal disease" in the patient chart. Is this notation accurate?
Yes, because gingivitis is a periodontal disease.
In horizontal bone loss, inflammation spreads through tissue, ending in the _________, in vertical bone loss, inflammation spreads through tissue, ending in the _________.
Periodontal ligament, alveolar bone
True or false? A probing depth reading of 4mm does not necessarily mean the area has suffered bone loss. A probe depth reading of 1 to 3mm is considered healthy.
Both statements are true
Continued apical migration of the junctional epithelium indicates a:
Site of active disease
A patient's gingiva is pink in color and there is no recession of the gingival margin. Plaque biofilm on the teeth is light the hygienist decides after a visual inspection with a mouth mirror that this patient has a healthy periodontium. Is the hygienist correct?
No, becuase it is impossible to tell the state of the periodontium with just a visual inspection.
True or false? Gingivitis always progresses into periodontal disease. Gingivitis can be observed clinically as soon as 2 days after cessation of oral self-care.
Both statements are false.
True or false? In gingivitis, there may be permanent destruction of alveolar bone that supports the teeth. Even in the presence of severe horizontal bone loss, an intact band of transseptal fibers is present above the remaining bone.
The first statement is false; the second is true
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