Day 6 is huge!
Periodontal disease is what dental hygiene is all about right?! Gosh it sure is. I hope everyone is excited to start scaling off those crazy calculus pieces and reaching into those 6mm pockets ;).
1. I have a great PDF file here for you that has 35 questions and answers/rationales on a separate page. Students have loved this and say it really helps to sum things up! Try to answer the questions on your own first and see how much you know already. No charge for this package, its all FREE :).
2. Depending on the edition you have of Darby and Walsh, I want you to read the ENTIRE periodontal and gum disease chapter. Know the different types, categories and stages. I can almost guarantee that this will be on the board exam because it seems to always be there.
4. Don't forget about Gingivitis!
Gingivitis At this early stage of gum disease, damage can be reversed with proper dental hygiene, since the teeth are still firmly planted in their sockets without any bone or connective tissue damage. Gingivitis may have only mild or no symptoms, but if left uncontrolled, it can progress to
is the first stage of gum disease. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums characterized by redness, swelling, and sometimes bleeding during brushing or probing.a more advanced stage periodontitis. GINGIVITIS IS REVERSIBLE AND NO BONE LOSS.
5. Last but not least. There is another PDF file on the site here for you to review on periodontal disease. Stages, types of bone, cementum..
Tomorrow is our last day everyone! Day 7 the grand finale. Some goodies await!