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20 Cards in this Set

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why do you ask the question about teeth affecting your health
1. establish importance of oral health in general health
2. dental problems maybe related to systmic problems
T or F todays population is concerned with the esthetics of their teeth
why do we ask if the Pt's is worried about dental treatment
1. find out why they are scared
2. disscuss the fears
3. to allow therapeutic ventilation time
If the pt's answer yes having a rxn to dental anesthetic what do we ask
1. what were the symptoms

(most rxns are do to fear, anxiety, syncope)

vomiting and fainting are not allergic rxn's
if the pt answers yes to having difficulting chewing or opening your mouth, what questions do we ask
1. is the condition static or progressive
2. is the condition recent or progressive
3. is movement restricted by pain, disease or occlusal interference
what do we need to ask a pt that has snesitive teeth, bleeding gums, or sore gums.
1. determine the severity of the complaint
2. what precipitating factors are present. Pain, hot, cold, percussion, mobility.
what does cold sensitivity suggest
1. hypermia of the pulp
2. a possible reversible situation
what does hot sensitivity suggest
an irreversible process in the dental pulp
what does percussion pain suggest
involvement of the PDL
what does rebound tenderness suggest
fractured tooth
what causes apthous ulcerss
trauma, physical stress, acidic foods or immunological defect
what is another name for a canker sore
apthous stomatitis
how often do canker sores occur
more than 4-6 times a year
what do canker sore look like clinically
1. round or oval
2. white or yellowish-gray center with a red border.
T or F multiple apthous ulcers are common
How are apthous ulcers classified
Minor= less than .5 cm
Major=more than .5 cm
what is the normal healing time of an apthous ulcer
7-10 days
minor has no scarring
major can leave scarring
how are apthous ulcers treated
with topical steroids such as kenalog in orabase, lidex
where do cold sores, fever blisters typically occur
lip or the nose

intraorally is usually on attached gingival tissue over bone
what is primary herpetic gingivostomatitis
primary herpes