A healthy smile needs decay-free teeth and healthy gums. At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak, we’ve seen a variety of issues in our patients’ gums.
Which of the items below are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)?
All of the above. Pregnancy, menopause, or any other condition that causes hormonal changes is a risk factor as is any type of malocclusion.
Which of the following are possible signs of gum disease?
a. Teeth that appear longer
b. A change in the way dentures fit
c. Bad breath
d. Sore gums
All of the above. Note: some patients don’t see any symptoms.
Which of the following are possible health problems linked to untreated gum disease?
b. Low birth weight babies
c. Parkinson’s disease
a,b, and d are all possible health problems.
What percentage of people age 65+ have gum disease?
Which of the following procedures are used for gum disease?
a. Scaling and root planing
b. Soft tissue grafting
c. Flap surgery
d. Flip surgery
A, b, and C.
At Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry in Royal Oak MI, we want the best possible smile for each of our patients. We offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services. Schedule your next dental consultation with us today!