Which of the following is NOT considered part of the gingival unit?
A. Free gingiva
B. Attached gingiva
C. Alveolar process
D. Alveolar mucosa
What part of the oral cavity forms a protective covering over the other components of the periodontium and protects against trauma?
D. Periodontal Ligament
A healthy gingival sulcus has a measurement of _____ mm or less and does not bleed when probed or brushed.
The interdental papilla become wider the more _______________ the tooth.
The tissue of the alveolar mucosa can be described as all of the following EXCEPT:
D. Loosely attached
Nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium makes up all of the following parts of the oral cavity EXCEPT:
A. Attached gingiva
B. Alveolar mucosa
C. Lining mucosa
D. Col area
All of the following statements are true regarding lamina propria EXCEPT:
A. Made of connective tissue.
B. Collagen fibers are the main fiber group.
C. Contains the vascular supply for the gingiva.
D. Located superficial to the basement membrane.
All of the following describe local contributory factors of gingival disease EXCEPT:
A. Increase plaque deposition and retention
B. Inhibit plaque control
C. Directly initiate gingival inflammation
D. Contribute to the development of periodontitis
Which statement is false in regards to basic oral hygiene recommendations?
A. A soft bristled toothbrush is the best manual brush to recommend to a healthy patient.
B. A sulcular brushing method is the best method to recommend to a healthy patient.
C. The best interproximal cleaning aid to recommend to a healthy patient with no special needs is dental floss.
D. Waxed dental floss is the best type of floss for every person.
Dental professionals have a responsibility of assessing gingival health. Which of the following steps are NOT taken after assessment has occurred?
A. Document findings
B. Discuss findings with patients
C. Provide patients with appropriate recommendations
D. Provide patients with appropriate care
E. All of the above steps are taken after assessment has occurred