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Chapter 26 Quiz
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The standard irrigation tip is placed at a 90-degree angle to the tooth at the gingival margin.
The subgingival irrigation tip is placed at a 90-degree angle to the tooth at or below the gingival margin.
First statement is true; second is false
A water flosser produced subgingival irrigation regardless of type of tip or attachment
A pulsating water flosser:
creates hydrokinetic activity which leads to subgingival penetration, creates a compression and decompression phase, and displaces biofilm, bacteria and debris
Describe the effectiveness of one-time profession subgingival irrigation in addition to non-surgical periodontal therapy
No benefit statistically
While all patients could benefit from using a water flosser, identify one situation when you should consider this for patients
What is the correct pressure setting for a subgingival irrigation tip on dental implants?
The pulsating fluid delivered by the water flosser creates two zones. The depth of fluid penetration within a gingival sulcus is called
The exact mode of action of a water flosser has yet to be determined. However, there are some theories for how this works. While it could be a combination of theories, describe one of the four theories that has been proposed
Hydrokinetic movement of fluid may physically disrupt the biofilm
When you use Listerine in the water flosser, you don't need to do anything additional to the device when you are done.
Listerine should be used full-strength if used as an irritant in the water flosser.
First statement is false; second statement is true
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