Tooth Fairy In The Making

Friday, October 19, 2007


One more week and it's the end of the school year - just exams and it's all over! For the year, anyway.

Been very PMS-y lately, eating everything in the fridge and snapping at anything and everything.

Managed to take a couple of PAs that completely missed the tooth - except 1mm of the distal surface. Demonstrator was not impressed but was nice enough not to tell me I was an idiot.

Anyway, not sure how many dentists/dental students are out there reading this, but I have a Perio question. Why would there be localised bone loss around 35 if there are no occlusal interferences and no restorations??

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2 comment(s):

according to the specific plaque theory, certain bacteria cause periodontal breakdown.
larger numbers of virulent bacteria maybe localised to certain sites (eg. the 35) and therefore you'll get more bone loss and more advanced periodontal disease there.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/20/2007 3:30 PM  

Thanks for the suggestion, didn't think about it at all! :D

By Blogger Dental Girl, at 10/20/2007 4:39 PM  

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