What makes the PSR system unique?
A. The way the probe is read.
B. The way the probe is inserted into the sulcus.
C. Its adoption by the ADA and AAP.
D. Its intended use on patients.
A new patient presented to the dental office for an initial examination. The PSR would be an appropriate method to comprehensively assess the patient’s periodontal status.
Which of the following describes a PSR Code 2?
A. Colored area of the probe remains partly visible; no calculus or defective margins detected; gingival tissues healthy.
B. Colored area of the probe remains visible in deepest probing depth; no calculus or defective margins detected; there is bleeding on probing.
C. Colored area of the probe completely disappears; probing depth > 5.5mm.
D. Colored area of the probe is completely visible in deepest probing depth in sextant; supra- or subgingival calculus detected or defective margins present.
Which of the following patients would NOT be a good candidate for the PSR system?
Periodontal maintenance patient
Recall patient with no bleeding upon probing
Patient screened at a health fair
B. 3 and 4
D. 1 and 2
For each sextant, only the lowest PSR score is recorded.
The patient management of a PSR Code 4 is:
A. Individualized oral hygiene instruction and removal of subgingival calculus; as well as removal of calculus and correction of plaque-retentive margins and restorations.
B. Individualized oral hygiene instructions should be reinforced; subgingival plaque removal.
C. Comprehensive full mouth periodontal examination and charting.
If two or more sextants score a Code 3, what is the appropriate protocol?
removal of subgingival plaque
B. full mouth exam and charting
C. refer to a periodontist
D. oral hygiene instruction
All of the following are advantages to using the PSR except one. Which one is the EXCEPTION?
A. excessive cost
C. risk management
The probe used with the PSR system has a 0.5 mm ball tip. Which of the following is NOT a purpose for this tip?
A. Gives a more accurate reading.
B. Enhances patient comfort.
C. Detects subgingival calculus.
D. Detects overhanging margins.
The PSR has been used to detect the periodontal status of patients with which of the following health conditions?
B. high cholesterol
C. high blood pressure
D. immunoglobulin A deficiency