Quiz: Nothing but the Tooth: Root Planing and Scaling Quiz
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Nothing but the Tooth: Root Planing and Scaling Quiz
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Root planing and scaling can help treat gum disease without resorting to surgery, but what's involved in the procedure, and how can you avoid gum disease in the first place? Think you're an oral hygiene pro? Find out with our quiz!

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Root planing and scaling: does this refer to one procedure or two?
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What lifestyle factors contribute to gum disease?
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Gum disease sufferers are more prone to which of these illnesses?
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Which of these is not a method for root planing and scaling?
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If root planing and scaling is ineffective for your gum disease, what else can your doctor do?
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Is root planing and scaling painful?
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Which of these can you expect to experience after your root planing and scaling?
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Which is NOT a risk associated with root planing and scaling?
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Why do researchers think that gum disease is correlated with higher risk for stroke and heart attack?
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How does your dentist prevent gum infection after root planing and scaling?
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Which of these is a symptom of gum disease?
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What is the medical term for gum disease?
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Which of these illnesses increases your risk for gum disease?
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Does mouthwash prevent gum disease?
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Is root planing and scaling similar to a root canal?
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When are you at higher risk for developing gum disease?
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Can gum disease cause you to lose teeth?
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