Flashcards in Small Animal Nursing Deck (537)
What is a primary tooth?
baby teeth (deciduous)
What is known as a normal occlusion?
What are the 4 bones of the face that house the teeth?
incisive, maxilla, mandible, and pallatine(roof of mouth)
An example of a cat's maxillary with the 4 and 9 rule. Mandible?
204-206-207-208-209 (left upper q 2)
304-307-308-309 (left lower q 3)
T/F The front maxilla is slightly in front of the mandible incisor
What is periodontal disease caused by?
What is the first sign of periodontal disease?
The use of appropriate procedures and/or techniques to prevent dental and oral disease and malformation
A deciduous tooth is considered persistent when it is present in the mouth together with its permanent counterpart.
Persistent primary teeth
When using an ultrasonic scaler to clean teeth, what is the method that the cleaning happens?
Vibration of the instrument
T/F You can use and record results using a periodontal probe even if there is bridging calculus on the teeth.
What is a normal probe for a dog? Cat?
How many roots does the carnasial tooth have?
What is the first sign clients notice?
bad breath (halitosis)
T/F It's best to use the periodontal probe first before you make any changes to the mouth with dental scaling and polishing
When the upper and lower incisor teeth meet each other edge to edge
What is the 4 and 9 rule?
The canine tooth always ends in a 4, and the first molar always ends in a 9. Then you can count forward or backwards in the dental arch as needed.
Which of the following is not given as a common mistake when polishing teeth?
a. Using too much pressure
b. Not using the correct PSI for the hand piece
c. Running the speed too high
d. Using too much polish
d. Using too much polish
Dolichocephalic give me one breed of cat and dog that has this skull shape
Grey hound, Siamese
The K-9 carnassial tooth or 4th premolar has how many roots?
The last molar has how many roots?
Which premolar has one root?
the first premolar maxilla
Define the cementoenamel junction.
the junction where the crown and root meet
The majority of the tooth (70%) is comprised of?
What is the pulp of the tooth?
where the blood vessels and nerves are in
The root is covered with _____ which anchors the tooth along with the _____ which attaches the tooth to the alveolar bone.
cementum, periodotium ligament
Measures the depth of the gingival pockets
Used to remove plaque, tarter from the roots
Used to remove plaque or tartar supragingivally