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  • Periodontal Disease: A Case Study

    no causative association exist between bruxism and gingival inflammation or periodontitis, bruxism can cause tooth mobility, tooth wear or fracture, and periodontal and muscle pain and may contribute to masticatory system disorders (Carranza 's, 2012). In general, the stress that bruxism habit puts on individual 's occlusion may induce changes on the periodontium like widening of the periodontal ligament space (PDL) and, in some cases, bone destruction, where opportunistic bacterias from biofilm accumulation migrate directly into the traumatic bony pocket braking through the bundle fibers that supports the tooth within the alveolar bone, causing periodontitis without signs of gingival inflammation. According to the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Classification of Periodontal Diseases Conditions made in 1999, periodontitis associated to bruxism would be classified as Type VIII Developmental or Acquired Deformities and Conditions under the subdivision of Occlusal Trauma. Trauma from Occlusion In a normal healthy periodontium, the teeth are capable of receiving occlusal forces to certain magnitude without affecting the supportive tissue of the teeth in general. When magnitude of occlusal forces is increased, the reaction of the periodontium could be widening of the periodontal ligament space (PDL), increment of periodontal ligament fiber in number and width, and augmentation of the alveolar bone density. The magnitude of the occlusal force is not the only factor that…

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  • Essay On Gum Graft

    What is Gum Graft Surgery? What is a gum graft and why might one be needed? The initial thought of having a gum graft performed can be enough to cause some stress. However, worry not, if you need a gum graft, it is a simple procedure performed in your dentist’s office. In all honesty, it sounds worse than it actually is. If you need to have a gum graft performed, or are considering one, clearing the air of what it actually is and why it is needed may help alleviate some of your fears. A gum…

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  • Chronic Periodontal Disease Analysis

    adolescence but the disease usually does not become clinically significant until people reach their mid-30s” (American Accreditation Healthcare Commission, 2013, para. 13). If this stage of the disease is left untreated, the symptoms can lead to tooth loss. Aggressive periodontitis is another stage of periodontitis. “This form of periodontitis usually affects young individuals, often during puberty, from 10 to 30 years of age, with age genetic predisposition” (Genco & Williams, 2010, p. 8). …

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  • Periodontitis: An Experimental Study

    Various risk factors influence the progression of periodontitis and contribute towards the ability of bacteria to invade periodontal tissue. Consequently, the inflammatory process caused by bacterial infection, causes soft tissue destruction and bone loss (Berezow & Darveau, 2011). Stress and anxiety cause an increased level of adrenocorticotropic hormones, such as cortisol in blood and saliva. Cortisol has an immunosuppressive effect on the host, strengthening the ability for pathogenic…

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  • Periodontal Disease

    The reason of the study was to investigate how serious periodontal disease is and the number of remaining teeth relates to myocardial infraction also know as MI and hypertension which is know as HT. The reports of history show that patients with HT and MI was about 3,352 patients. Them patients was then referred to a Department of Periodontology, in 902 subjects randomly selected from the general population. The severity of this disease was estimated by a combination of the amount of bone loss…

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  • Restorative Periodontal Assessment

    Section IX: Re-evaluation: Assessment of Treatment and Referrals – Restorative/Periodontal The patient should be brought in 4-6 weeks after the completion of scaling and root planning for a re-evaluation to allow the gingiva and appropriate amount of time to adequately heal. At the re-evaluation, I would expect to see a decrease in probing depths due to the formations of a long junctional epithelium since bone does not reform on its own and a decreased presence of inflammation, bleeding, and…

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  • Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome Analysis

    Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS) is a rare, autosomal recessive inherited, type IV palmoplantar keratoderma (Hart, et al., 2000). Its prevalence is approximately 4 cases per one million people with no sex or racial predominance (Sreeramulu, et al., 2015). Approximately 1 to 4 people per thousand are carriers of the disorder (Sreeramulu, et al., 2015). If both parents are carriers, there is only a 25% chance that their offspring will be affected. If both parents are affected with PLS, there is a…

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  • Dental Hygiene Assessments: A Case Study

    The objective of this assignment is to discuss the implementation, management, and treatment carried out for the patient (Roto Scan 14717). Patient X was first presented to me back in 2014 as she was referred from the dental department for a comprehensive periodontal treatment. The hygiene care was deferred to 2015 due to work commitment. A complete dental hygiene assessment was performed again this year as patient 's condition may have changed drastically since last appointment and thus…

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  • Dental Disease And Diabetes: A Case Study

    Dental care is an important component to overall health and is particularly important for individuals with diabetes. As educators and diabetes care providers we play an instrumental role in educating patients on the connection between oral health and diabetes, recognizing potential signs of dental disease, and helping to ensure appropriate referrals to dental health professionals. This article will address the correlation between dental disease and diabetes, explore statistics of periodontal…

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  • Importance Of Risk Assessment For Periodontal Disease

    Database Search Koshi, E., Rajesh, S., Koshi, P., & Arunima, P. R. (2012). Risk assessment for periodontal disease. Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology, 16(3), 324–8. This article initially presents the key risk factors for periodontal disease, and is useful for contributing to a literature review of the known risk factors and pathogenesis of periodontal disease. Similarly, this article establishes the significance of age in increased periodontal…

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