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Book: Modern Dental Assisting - vocab review - Periodontal Disease

Calculus Calcium and phosphate salts in saliva that become mineralized and adhere to tooth surfaces
Gingivitis Inflammation of the gingival tissue
Periodontal Referring to the periodontium
Periodontitis Inflammatory disease of the supporting tissue of the teeth
Periodontium Structures that surround, support, and are attached to the teeth
Perioscopy Procedure in which a dental endoscope is used subgingivally
Plaque Soft deposit on teeth that consists of bacteria and bacterial by-products
Subgingival Referring to the area below the gingiva
Supragingival Referring to the area above the gingiva
Created by: KiwiMangos