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What are some synonyms for Root Planing?
root detoxification, Phase I Therapy
What is the Scaling and root Planing Instrumentation and Sequence?
1. ultrasonic and sonic saclers: gross deposit removal 2. Scalers: Supra marginal deposit removal 3. Curets: Definitive and final root planing and inadvertent curettage
What are the factors that limit access for scaling and root planing?
> 5mm pocket depth, inflammation, tooth position, tooth mobility, root anatomy, appropriate type of instrument and mode of attachment
At Phase I re-evaluation, what are the 3 different therapies that can be used?
1. periodontal maintenace therapy/recall 2. surgery (Phase II Therapy) 3. compromise maintenance therapy/recall
What are 4 surgery indications?
1. Inaccessible areas 2. Dilantin hyperplasia 3. Furcation invasions 4. Mucogingival defects
Why are curets the hand instrument of choice for final root planing?
They are the most effective, w/ the least amount of trauma to the hard or soft tissue.
What are the 5 components of Scaling and root planing operatory set up?
1. Mounted radiographs 2. 11/12 explorer 3. Ultrasonic or sonic scaler 4. Barnhard 1/2 and Gracey curets 5. Surgical suction tip/sharpening stone.
Should you rubber cup polish during the same appointment for periodontitis patients?
No, not until Phase I re-eval
What can immediately help with sensitvity after scaling an root planing?
Dura-Phat 5% NaF varnish.
Sub-marginally, what are 4 objectives of root preparation?
1. remove calculus 2. remove bac endotoxins that are absorbed into cementum 3. Allow opportunity and time to eval repair potential of gingival tissue 4. create an acute wound in place of a chronic one.
What are the 5 steps taken during the Phase I re-eval?
1. Plaque index - RECORD 2. Probe depths/bleeding points 3. Re-instrument as necessary 4. Rubber cup polish 5. Give a fluoride treatment
What is dilantin hyperplasia?
It is gum overgrowth resulting from dilantin, a drug that treats epilepsy.