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Test Your Knowledge About the Role of Occlusion in Periodontal Diseases

Does occlusion play a role in the progression of periodontal disease? See how much you know about this highly controversial subject.

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Early clinical observations indicated that teeth with heavy occlusal loads seemed to have deeper pockets than teeth with normal occlusal loads.

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The 1996 World Workshop in Periodontics concluded there was substantial proof that occlusion plays a role in the progression of periodontal diseases.

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Creating an ethical research protocol to determine the role of occlusion in periodontal disease progression is impossible.

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If a patient's periodontal disease does not respond over time to nonsurgical periodontal therapy, occlusal therapy and surgery should be considered.

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Which of the following is used to permanently change the relationship between the teeth to avoid damaging occlusal contact?

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The use of a bite appliance is the most invasive approach to prevent potential damage from occlusal forces.

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The main clinical feature of parafunctional habits (grinding/clenching) is the presence of wear on the teeth.

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Test Your Knowledge About the Role of Occlusion in Periodontal Diseases
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Congrats! You understand the ins and outs about occlusion and periodontal diseases. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
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Well done! You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the relationship between occlusion and periodontal diseases. You got this!
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Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to understanding occlusion and periodontal diseases. Consider reading more about treating this controversial topic. Good luck!

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