Questions on Microbiology of Oral Infections

  • What is dental caries?
  • Succinctly explain periodontitis and mention the microorganisms implicated.
  • Differentiate the different forms of periodontitis.
  • Summarize the microbiology of gingivitis
  • What is dental plaque
  • Mention the Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria implicated in dental plaque
  • Briefly describe halitosis.
  • Explain briefly the different forms of halitosis
  • Enumerate measures taken to avoid halitosis (bad breath)
  • Streptococci organisms are known as cariogenic bacteria. Explain.
  • What is halitophobia?
  • What is a disclosing agent?
  • Enumerate any 8 components of the human tooth.
  • What are the two most dominant streptococci species in dental plaque?
  • Define root caries.
  • With suitable examples, define acidogenic bacteria and briefly explain their medical significance in tooth infection.
  • What are cariogenic organisms as it relates to dental infection or disease?
  • Differentiate between acute traumatic gingivitis (ATG) and acute necrotizing gingivitis (ANG).
  • How does glossitis differ from cheilitis?
  • Briefly explain allergic gingivitis (AAG).
  • Succinctly explain the various types of periodontitis.
  • What is periodontal membrane?
  • Outline some of the foul-smelling compounds produced in the mouth as a result of the metabolic activity of oral bacteria.
  • With suitable examples, explain what oral bacteria means.

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