Periodontics Quiz

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Which of the following is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth?

Periodontics

What is the main cause of periodontal disease?

Gingivitis

What are some common treatments for periodontal disease?

Scaling and root planing

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Periodontics

  • Periodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth.

Periodontal Disease

  • The main cause of periodontal disease is bacteria that infect the gums and supporting bone.

Treatment of Periodontal Disease

  • Common treatments for periodontal disease include:
    • Scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gum line
    • Antibiotics to treat bacterial infections
    • Surgical procedures to repair or replace damaged tissues and bone
    • Regular cleaning and good oral hygiene to prevent further progression

Test your knowledge on periodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. Learn about the main cause of periodontal disease and explore common treatment options. Take this quiz to see how well you understand periodontics!

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