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Perspective Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Which characteristics are that of a gingival pocket (pseudo-pocket)/normal sulcus?
    • A. 

      Base of pocket is at the alveolar crest

    • B. 

      Base of pocket is at the CEJ

    • C. 

      Base of pocket is coronal to the alveolar crest

    • D. 

      Base of pocket is apical to alveolar crest

  • 2. 
    Which characteristics are that of a suprabony pocket?
    • A. 

      Base of pocket is at the alveolar crest

    • B. 

      Base of pocket is coronal to alveolar crest

    • C. 

      Base of pocket is apical to alveolar crest

    • D. 

      Base of pocket is at the CEJ

  • 3. 
    Which of the following characteristics reflect that of an infrabony pocket?
    • A. 

      Base of pocket is at the CEJ

    • B. 

      Base of pocket is coronal to the alveolar crest

    • C. 

      Base of pocket is apical to the alveolar crest

    • D. 

      Base of pocket is at the alveolar crest

  • 4. 
    All of the following parts of the periodontium are affected by occlusal trauma except one. Which one Is the exception?
    • A. 

      Periodontal ligament

    • B. 

      Alveolar Bone

    • C. 

      Gingiva

    • D. 

      Cementum

  • 5. 
    Which one of the following definitions pertains to primary occlusal trauma?
    • A. 

      Normal Occlusal force with adequate bone support

    • B. 

      Excessive occlusal force with adequate bone support

    • C. 

      Normal occlusal force with reduced bone support

    • D. 

      Excessive occlusal force with reduced bone support

  • 6. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with occlusal trauma.
    • A. 

      Tooth mobility

    • B. 

      Tooth migration

    • C. 

      Pain on chewing

    • D. 

      Occlusal erosion

    • E. 

      Periodontal pockets

    • F. 

      Attachment loss

  • 7. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with primary occlusal trauma
    • A. 

      Radiographic widening of the PDL space

    • B. 

      Deposition of alveolar bone

    • C. 

      Receding Pulp tissue

    • D. 

      Development of Periodontal pockets

    • E. 

      Presence of wear facets

    • F. 

      Increasing mobility of teeth

    • G. 

      Occlusal restoration in hyperocclusion

  • 8. 
    Occlusal trauma in combination with chronic inflammatory periodontitis may result in greater tooth mobility and alveolar bone loss because occlusal trauma causes periodontal pocket formation.
    • A. 

      Both the statement and the reason are correct but not related

    • B. 

      The statement is correct, but the reason is not

    • C. 

      The statement is not correct, but the reason is correct

    • D. 

      Neither the statement nor the reason is correct

  • 9. 
    A patient complains of soreness in the jaw on waking in the morning. She is having stressful problems at work. She complains that some of her lower teeth are "wearing down". Which one of the following conditions does this patient most likely have?
    • A. 

      Fractured Jaw

    • B. 

      Parafunctional habit

    • C. 

      Severe periodontitis

    • D. 

      NUG

  • 10. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with secondary occlusal trauma.
    • A. 

      Tooth with advanced bone loss

    • B. 

      Mastication

    • C. 

      Tongue thrusting

    • D. 

      Tooth with adequate periodontium

    • E. 

      Fremitus

  • 11. 
    A patient has returned for a 2-week follow-up visit after periodontal surgery complaining of tooth mobility. There was no mobility before the surgery was done. Which one of the following should be explained to the patient?
    • A. 

      Teeth must be splinted immediately

    • B. 

      Mobility will decrease in time

    • C. 

      Additional surgery will be needed

    • D. 

      Systemic antibiotics are indicated

  • 12. 
    Which one of the following conditions is best treated with a night guard?
    • A. 

      Tooth with severe bone loss

    • B. 

      Tongue-thrusting habit

    • C. 

      Teeth with severe abrasion

    • D. 

      Clenching and grinding

  • 13. 
    At which one of the following areas is the width of attached gingiva greatest?
    • A. 

      Mandibular second premolars

    • B. 

      Mandibular canines

    • C. 

      Maxillary lateral incisors

    • D. 

      Maxillary second molars

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following structures directly attaches the junctional epithelium to the enamel?
    • A. 

      Desmosomes

    • B. 

      Hemidesmosomes

    • C. 

      Basal lamina

    • D. 

      Gingival fibers

  • 15. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with the attachment apparatus- 
    • A. 

      Gingiva

    • B. 

      Cementum

    • C. 

      Alveolar and supporting bone

    • D. 

      Periodontal ligament

    • E. 

      Dental pulp

    • F. 

      Minor salivary glands

    • G. 

      Submandibular lymph nodes

  • 16. 
    Which one of the following structures is involved in the attachment of gingiva to the tooth surface?
    • A. 

      Alveolar mucosa

    • B. 

      Dentogingival unit

    • C. 

      Mucogingival unit

    • D. 

      Desmosomes

  • 17. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with biologic width
    • A. 

      Gingival sulcus

    • B. 

      Sulcular epithelium

    • C. 

      Junctional epithelium

    • D. 

      Gingival connective tissue attachment

    • E. 

      PDL fibers

    • F. 

      Crestal alveolar bone

    • G. 

      Cementum

  • 18. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with the junctional epithelium.
    • A. 

      Vascular

    • B. 

      Lymph supply

    • C. 

      Few cells thick

    • D. 

      Contains a lamina propria

    • E. 

      Surrounds the tooth

    • F. 

      Continuous with the free gingiva

    • G. 

      Contributes to attachment of the gingiva of the tooth

  • 19. 
    Arteries that supply blood and lymphatics to the free gingiva originate from all of the following parts of the periodontium except one. Which one is the exception?
    • A. 

      Supraperiosteal

    • B. 

      PDL

    • C. 

      Alveolar bone

    • D. 

      Cementum

  • 20. 
    All of the following structures are avascular except one. Which one is the exception?
    • A. 

      Enamel

    • B. 

      Cementum

    • C. 

      Junctional epithelium

    • D. 

      Lamina propria

  • 21. 
    It is highly unlikely (infrequent) that an individual with advanced attachment loss at one point in time will again experience rapid attachment loss (> 3 mm) within the next 3 years. This patient will go into disease remission for the rest of his/her lifetime.
    • A. 

      The first statement is true, and the second statement is false.

    • B. 

      The first statement is false and the second statement is true

    • C. 

      Both statements are true

    • D. 

      Both statements are false

  • 22. 
    Which of the following best measures the severity of periodontal disease in a population?
    • A. 

      Radiographs

    • B. 

      Intraoral cameras

    • C. 

      Indices

    • D. 

      Surgical costs

  • 23. 
    From the following list, select the items associated with gingivitis
    • A. 

      Occurs primarily in children

    • B. 

      Extensive attachment loss

    • C. 

      Bone loss does not occur

    • D. 

      Primary risk factors include pathogenic bacteria and calculus

    • E. 

      Mild to moderate attachment loss

    • F. 

      Risk factors include poor oral hygiene and endocrine conditions

  • 24. 
    Which one of the following healing responses is seen in gingivitis after periodontal debridement?
    • A. 

      Formation of new bone, cementum, and periodontal ligament

    • B. 

      Formation of new cementum and PDL

    • C. 

      Reduction of inflammation

    • D. 

      Reattachment of the alveolar mucosa

  • 25. 
    Which one of the following healing responses is seen in periodontitis after periodontal debridement
    • A. 

      Reattachment of the sulcular epithelium

    • B. 

      Reattachment of desmosomes

    • C. 

      Formation of new bone, cementum, and PDL

    • D. 

      Repair with a long junctional epithelium

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