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Mechanical and Chemical control of plaque

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1. DN8 1.1Identify methods available for controlling plaque.There are various methods that are responsible for effective controlling of plaquewhich are used almost all over the world. These methods includes mechanical as well aschemical methods which can easily control plaque. Mechanical method includes: regulartooth brushing and interdental cleansing of teeth. On the other hand, chlorhexidine asprescribed by dentists, comes under chemical methods for controlling plaque (Jawad, 2015).2. DN8 1.2List the treatments available for controlling caries.There are four methods which is useful in controlling dental cavities used by dentistsacross the world. Extensive treatment is not needed when cavities can treated before it startspaining. But if causes pain then some treatments are carried out only by the professionals ordentists. These treatments includes filling, crowns, root canals and extraction of infectedteeth.3. DN8 1.3List the treatments available for controlling periodontal disease.Two effective methods are available which can help in controlling periodontal diseaseone is non-surgical treatments and another one is surgical treatments. Non-surgical treatmentsincludes root planing, scaling and antibiotics which can aid to control any bacterialinfections. Soft tissue grafts, flap surgery, bone grafting comes under surgical treatmentswhich help in controlling periodontal disease.4. DN8 2.9Explain the reasons for finishing restorations.Finishing restorations can be done by dentists for removing the bacterial infectionsfrom patients tooth (Ngiam, 2015). Main reason behind this is to create a smoother surface,by which risk of plaque can be reduced. Along with this gums problem, bleeding can bereduced with the help of finishing restorations.5.DN8 2.10 range 3a-e, 2.4
Evaluate methods of working when assisting the operator – In your answer include whycertain things are placed like they are (seating, positioning of patient and team, instrumentpassing, suction in relation to monitoring the patient and dentist)Several things need to be managed and evaluated at the time of assisting an operator.Anaesthetise should be given to the patient which reduces pain, positioning of patient andteam should be stable, actively passing all the instruments which requires at the time oftreatment.6. DN15 3.6Explain the hazards associated with amalgamMinute amount of mercury can be released by dental amalgam. In very rare case thesemercury can cause infections and allergy to the person. According to some dentists amalgamcan be a safe precautions for patients (Oshima, 2015)).7. DN15 3.7 DN1 LO3 range 4aDescribe how you would manage a mercury spillageAt the time of spillage an amalgam spillage kit is used by dentists. It is suggested thatfor clearing up spillage never use any mop or brush or vacuum cleaner as it may be harmfulfor the environment. It is recommended that always open the area for ventilation.8. DN8 LO2 range 2a-hExplain the uses, benefits and procedures of each one of the following treatments:Temporary restorations:It is a temporary filling used by dentist until permanentrestoration is carried out. It can be used in every age group of individuals, when toothstructure is destruction. It is durable and long lasting techniques. Steps using at the time oftemporary restoration:Preparation of the cavity.IsolationMatrices and matrix retainerPlacement of wedgeTriturationInsertion, condensationCarving, burnishing
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