Impact of tooth loss on oral and systemic health

Self Instruction Exercise No. 317
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Exercise No. 317
Subject Code: 670
Removable Prosthodontics

The 15 questions for this exercise are based on the article Impact of tooth loss on oral and systemic health on pages 494-500. This exercise was developed by Daniel S. Geare, DMD, in association with the General Dentistry Self-Instruction committee.

Reading the article and successfully completing the exercise will enable you to understand:

  • the risks and nature of periodontal disease;
  • the nature of denture stomatitis; and
  • the health risks of denture stomatitis.

Answers for this exercise must be received by October 31, 2013.

  1. Periodontitis affects up to ______ of adults in the United States.

    A. 50%
    B. 55%
    C. 67%
    D. 72%

  2. Periodontitis is characterized as

    A. generalized chronic inflammation.
    B. gradual destruction of connective tissue.
    C. predictable loss of bone.
    D. having multiple infectious causes.

  3. Periodontitis is presently associated with all of the following conditions except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Diabetes
    B. Oropharyngeal cancer
    C. Acute coronary syndrome
    D. COPD

  4. Periodontal bacterial infection results in a sequential cascading response. Aspects of this response include the soluble intracellular adhesion molecule response as well as the hepatic acute phase response.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  5. The C-reactive protein (CRP) response from the liver is designed to

    A. clear invasive organisms.
    B. reduce the inflammatory response.
    C. activate liver enzymes.
    D. reduce blood pressure.

  6. CRP has also been shown to affect all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Atherogenesis
    B. Insulin resistance
    C. Development of coronary disease
    D. Blood clotting

  7. Approximately __________ of denture wearers experience denture stomatitis.

    A. 25%
    B. 33%
    C. 50%
    D. 75%

  8. The predominant infectious agents on denture biofilms are

    A. bacterial.
    B. viral.
    C. fungal.
    D. protozoan.

  9. There is an increased risk of COPD in edentate individuals. This is because the organisms of periodontal disease have been associated with the development of COPD.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.

  10. According to the ARIC study, edentulism is associated with increased risk of all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Coronary artery disease
    B. Elevated lipid levels
    C. Elevated body fat
    D. Elevated blood sugar levels

  11. In cases of denture stomatitis, gene expression of oral mucosa can

    A. increase epithelial permeability.
    B. increase susceptibility of Candida infections.
    C. track the similarity patterns of age, gender, and race.
    D. make the patient more susceptible to oral cancer.

  12. Identified genes associated with epithelial uptake of Candida albicans include all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. Lactotransferrin
    B. Interleukin 1β
    C. Liver arginase
    D. Chemokine

  13. “Up-regulation” of genes is associated with

    A. increased permeability of epithelium.
    B. increased inflammatory response.
    C. controlling bacterial byproducts.
    D. controlling tissue uptake.

  14. Unclean dentures can contribute to all of the following except one. Which is the exception?

    A. COPD
    B. Chronic infection
    C. Peripheral neuropathy
    D. Atherosclerosis

  15. Historically, treating denture stomatitis involved eliminating the fungal infections on the denture surface. It is important to now include anti-inflammatory agents as part of the treatment modality.

    A. Both statements are true.
    B. The first statement is true; the second is false.
    C. The first statement is false; the second is true.
    D. Both statements are false.


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