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1

The American Academy of Periodontology AAP recommends an ____ comprehensive periodontal evaluation to assess a patients periodontal health and identify conditions such as periodontal disease

annual

2

What is the eye of the clinician beneath the gingival margin

Periodontal assessment

3

Periodontal assessments cannot be completed without what

Current complete and diagnostic set of radiographs

4

Basic Probing Technique

-Modified pen
- NECESSARY to split fingers *
-LIGHT Pressure as you are pushing toward junctional epithelium
-equal to assessment stroke

5

**A fulcrum must __ as you travel across arch

move

6

Stroke Activation
- Walking stroke
- Short up and down bobbing motion (1-2mm) made by moving the probe with your fingers
-Apply 10-20grams of pressure when you push
-Walk probe around tooth -use fingers
-Strokes are close together <1mm apart
- __ or ___ finger motion

Wrist or Digital

7

Gingival margin means the same thing as

free gingival margin

8

Probe tip follows __/___ anatomy and surface irregularities

crown/root

9

Steps for the Periodontal Assessment

1. Refer to radiographs (Bone level/lamina dura)
2. Probe depths
3. BOP
4. Suppuration (pus)
5. Refer back to radiographs
6. Assess Position of the Free Gingival Margin

10

Steps for the Periodontal Assessment

1. Refer to radiographs (Bone level/lamina dura)
2. Probe depths
3. BOP
4. Suppuration (pus)
5. Refer back to radiographs
6. Assess Position of the Free Gingival Margin
7. Measuring Mucogingival Junction to determine adequate amount of attached gingiva
8. Classifying Mobility
9. Classifying Furcations
10. Explorer Assessment

11

Distance from cementoenamel junction to junctional epithelium

CAL

12

Calculating CAL requires 2 measurements:

Probe depth
FGM

13

4 reasons we have a Mucogingival Junction

1. Supports margins
2. Withstands frictional stress of mastication and TB
3. Base for mucosa to move lips, cheeks, and tongue
4. Barrier to passage of inflammation

14

What do you do with your probe when testing prescence of MGJ

roll test

15

How to calculate attached gingiva

Measure total width of gingiva (outside gingiva)
subtract probing depth

16

When should we need to measure MGJ

-recession is present
-frenum pull

17

We only need to use vertical mobility test when

there is horizontal mobility

18

Slight mobility, up to 1 mm of horizontal displacement

Class 1

19

Greater than 1 mm of horizontal displacement

Class 2

20

Tooth is vertically depressible

Class 3

21

is the loss of alveolar bone and periodontal ligament fibers in the space between the roots of a multirooted tooth

Furcation Involvement

22

Concavity felt with explorer/probe in furcation flute only
interradicular bone is still intact

Class I furcation

23

Instrument enters furcation up to halfway
Feel roof or floor of furcation
Loss of interradicular bone into furcation that is not through and through

Class II furcation

24

-Loss of interradicular bone equaling a through and through defect
-Furcation covered by gingival tissue
-Instrument passes through furcation

Class III

25

Furcation is through and through, bone loss with furca is visible due to recession

Class IV

26

**The mesial furcation of the ___ first molar has to be examined from a palatal approach because of root anatomy

maxillary first molar

27

Before you start taking probe depths in Axium you should

chart all missing teeth

28

For axium: when you are working in the direction that your probe moves away from you, always start at the line angle ___ to you.

and when you are working in the direction that your probe moves toward you, always start at the line angle __ from you

closest
farthest

29

do we round down or up in probing

round up

30

You will manually compute FMG and record in axium only when __ or an abnormal probe depth is present

recession