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what does the term periodontium mean in latin?
"around the tooth"
what 5 components make up the periodontium?
gingiva, PDL, cementum, alveolar and the supporting bone.
What consists of the periodontal tissues involved in the attachment and support of the root in the tooth socket?
Attachment apparatus
What is the purpose of maintaining a working knowledge of the ultrastructural anatomy and biology of perio tissues?
To be able to recognize and treat periodontal disease.
Why is it necessary to recognize the structures and functions of the periodontium in health?
In order to understand the different stages of diseases in the periodontium.
What are the 3 types of oral mucosa?
masticatory- gingiva and hard palate
lining- alveolar mucosa, soft palate, lining of lips, cheeks and subling area.
specialized- dorsum of tongue