By Elizabeth Kay
An absolutely illustrated, concise and obtainable advent to the examine of dentistry.
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1. Clerehugh V, Tugnait A, Genco RJ (2010). Periodontology at a Glance. Reproduced with permission of John Wiley and Sons, Ltd Dentistry at a Glance. First Edition. Edited by Elizabeth Kay. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 8 Example section of a 6-point periodontal chart for the upper and lower right second premolars to third molar UPPER UR8 Buccal Probing point Probing depth FGM Attachment Bleeding Suppuration D 1 0 1 UR7 M 2 0 2 D 2 0 2 B 2 0 2 UR6 M 4 1 5 Y D 6 3 9 B 2 1 3 UR5 M 4 1 5 Y D 3 1 4 M 3 0 3 Y D 2 0 2 M 4 2 6 Y D 3 1 4 M 3 1 4 Y D 2 0 2 B 1 0 1 M 2 0 2 Buccal (upper) Y UR8 Palatal Probing point Probing depth FGM Attachment Bleeding Suppuration Furcation grade Mobility grade B 1 0 1 D 1 0 1 P 1 0 1 UR7 M 2 0 2 D 1 0 1 P 1 0 1 UR6 M 3 1 4 Y D 5 3 8 P 2 1 3 UR5 P 1 0 1 UR8 UR7 UR6 UR5 M 2 0 2 Palatal Y 1 1 LOWER LR8 Lingual Probing point Probing depth FGM Attachment Bleeding Suppuration D 1 0 1 LR7 M 2 0 2 D 2 0 2 M 1 0 1 D 2 0 2 LR8 Buccal Probing point Probing depth FGM Attachment Bleeding Suppuration Furcation grade L 1 0 1 D 1 0 1 B 1 0 1 L 2 0 2 LR6 M 3 0 3 D 2 0 2 M 2 0 2 D 2 0 2 LR7 B 1 0 1 L 2 0 2 LR5 LR6 B 1 2 3 L 2 1 3 M 2 0 2 LR5 B 1 0 1 Lingual LR8 M 2 0 2 LR7 LR6 LR5 Buccal (lower) Periodontal screening Plaque and bleeding indices BPE code 1, bleeding on probing, indicates the presence of bacterial plaque on the tooth surfaces causing inflammation at the gingival margin.
It is essential to take into account aspects of the history of the signs and symptoms. In addition, a thorough dental and medical history can provide valuable information. On occasions, determining the patient’s condition may be straight forward from this information alone. However, more often it is necessary to undertake a series of special investigations to confirm the exact diagnosis. With regard to dental and oral disease, the following types of special investigation are often used. 5) • excisional biopsy (total removal) • labial gland biopsy.
The dentist should not need to bend forward excessively to see into the patient’s mouth. The dentist sits behind the patient on either a chair or saddle seat with castor feet, which allow easy movement. Forearms and thighs are parallel to floor, with elbows close to the rib‐cage, hip angle of 90°, and feet spread apart so that legs and chair base form a tripod. 5). The majority of chairs in use today are equipped for left or right‐handed dentists. If you are right handed, the nurse sits on the left‐hand side, facing towards the patient, and vice versa for left‐handed dentists.
Dentistry at a Glance by Elizabeth Kay