Flashcards in Dental Health Deck (22)
What is the cause of osteogenesis imperfecta? Symptoms?
Collagen type I disorder
Brittle bones, blue eyes
True or false: melanin pigmentation of the gums is normal in african americans?
What is the causative agent of dental caries?
What are the three "ingredients" of dental caries?
How does strep mutans produces dental caries?
What is the standard for cariogenicity?
pH below what level is considered cariogenic?
pH greater than what is considered low cariogenic?
True or false: stimulating saliva secretion is protective against cavities
What are the symptoms of dental caries?
Sensitivity to hot/cold, sweets, pain on mastication
What are the causes of xerostomia?
Reduced salivary flow
How does radiation induce xerostomia?
Parotid gland radiation
What age group have a high incidence of root caries?
What are the signs of root caries?
Recession of the gum line
Yellowish ring on the corona indicates what?
Exposed cementum --no necessarily caries
What is the sign of healthy gingiva?
Interdigitates between teeth
What are the 4 major signs of dental emergencies?
What qualifies as acute dental pain (time frame)?
What causes the pain with pulpitis?
What are the symptoms of oral cellulitis?
What, generally, are the medications that cause xerostomia?
Anything with the word anti in front of it.