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1

what is plaque?

biofilm which forms on teeth consisting of highly complex colonies of bacteria in a matrix

2

where is periapical disease?

around the apex

3

what is primary caries?

caries occuring in an area where there has been no previous treatement

4

what is secondary caries?

caries occuring in an area where ther has been previous restoration

5

how may periapical infection initially occur?

infection via carious activity, traumatised crown, periodontal ligament or infected pulp

6

what can periapical infection result in?

a dental absess

7

wha does inflammation in a confined space (i.e a tooth) cause?

pain

8

what does inflammation in a unconfined space (i.e gingiva) cause?

swelling, redness, bleeding

9

what is a symptom?

departure from normal that is apparent to the patient

10

what is a sign?

departure from normal that is apparent to trained observer