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Are you familiar with the different aspects of periodontal care? Periodontics is a field of dentistry that is designed to focus on gum tissue infections and other issues and diseases associated with your gums. Periodontists make sure that any issues that you have with your gums are treated and maintained so that your gums and teeth can continue to function to provide a healthy smile. To test your knowledge on periodontics, take the following quiz:

Question 1: Which of the following definitions most closely describes periodontics?
A: a type of cleaning agent that is non-abrasive on your tooth enamel
B: a form of cosmetic dentistry designed to replace missing teeth
C: a field of dentistry designed to treat issues associated with your gums
D: therapies for treating dental anxiety

Question 2: Which of the following is a risk factor for damaged gums?
A: poor oral hygiene
B: an unhealthy diet
C: bad habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is a typical treatment within periodontics?
A: root surface debridement
B: root surface cleaning
C: bone grafting
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following is a potential benefit of periodontics?
A: healthier gums
B: further support for your teeth
C: whiter teeth
D: both A and B

Answer Key:
C, D, D, D

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with periodontics, schedule an appointment with the office of Dr. Henry Espinosa at our office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by calling 505-888-1116. Dr. Henry Espinosa and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.