Flashcards in patient management Deck (10)
what is plaque?
biofilm which forms on teeth consisting of highly complex colonies of bacteria in a matrix
where is periapical disease?
around the apex
what is primary caries?
caries occuring in an area where there has been no previous treatement
what is secondary caries?
caries occuring in an area where ther has been previous restoration
how may periapical infection initially occur?
infection via carious activity, traumatised crown, periodontal ligament or infected pulp
what can periapical infection result in?
a dental absess
wha does inflammation in a confined space (i.e a tooth) cause?
what does inflammation in a unconfined space (i.e gingiva) cause?
swelling, redness, bleeding
what is a symptom?
departure from normal that is apparent to the patient