Flashcards in perio and caries Deck (19)
what is dental caries?
bacterial infection of the minerilised tissue of the tooth
what is gingivitis?
inflammation of the gingival tissues at the neck of the tooth
what is periodontitis?
inflammation of the supporting structures of the tooth
what causes caries?
what causes periodontal disease?
poor oral hygiene
what is the caries stages?
streptococcus mutans (initial stages of cavity formation)
lactobacilli (later stages of cavity formation)
how long does demineralisation last?
between 20mins - 2hrs
what sugars is caries caused by?
sucrose- refined sugars
what is the normal PH level in the mouth?
what is the critical PH level in the mouth?
what is the role of saliva?
water, as a transport agent
what is candida albicans ?
only type of fungus that affects us in dentistry
what is denture sore mouth`s proper name ?
are non pathogenic microorganisms good or bad?
blood born virus survival
how long does HBV survive?
at least 7 days still capable of causing infection.
how long does HVC survive?
16hrs to 4 days
what are the 3 lines of defence?
signs of inflammation?
loss of function