Management of Traumatic Tooth Injuries - Exam 61
Dental trauma is sudden, unscheduled, and the dentist and staff must be adequately equipped to expeditiously and properly treat the patient to assure the best possible outcome.

 1) The goals of physiologic splinting an avulsed tooth are to:
  1. Maintain the teeth in their original position
  2. Allow PDL regeneration
  3. Provide for patient comfort
  4. Facilitate good oral hygiene
  5. All of the above
 2) If an avulsed tooth cannot be re-implanted and must be transported to a dental professional, the best transport medium is:
  1. Saline
  2. Milk
  3. Energy drinks
  4. Hanks Balanced Salt Solution
 3) What factor is most important in preserving the PDL of an avulsed tooth:
  1. Root surface treatments
  2. Extra-oral dry time
  3. Direction of force applied to the tooth
  4. Characteristics of the gingival biotype
 4) Which of the following drug therapies are indicated in treatment of an avulsed tooth:
  1. Systemic antibiotics
  2. Chlorhexidine rinses
  3. Referral to a physician for tetanus consultation
  4. All of the above
 5) Re-implantation success of avulsed teeth is greatest when the tooth is replanted under:
  1. 60 minutes
  2. 90 minutes
  3. 120 minutes
  4. Avulsed teeth cannot be re-implanted
 6) A hard-tissue injury, such as an alveolar process fracture, requires:
  1. No splinting
  2. A physiologic splint
  3. A rigid splint
  4. Maxillo-mandibular fixation screws