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TMJ & Jaw Dislocations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When caring for a patient with TMJ dysfunction, it is a priority to _____.

Question 2 2. Your patient has severe TMJ dysfunction, is in pain, and must wait a few days for surgery. He needs something to eat, so you prepare _____.

Question 3 3. Symptoms of TMJ dysfunction can appear _____.

Question 4 4. You are getting a patient ready for a wellness visit with the physician. You suspect TMJ dysfunction because _____.

Question 5 5. Which of these symptoms is NOT associated with TMJ dysfunction?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a common cause of a dislocated jaw?

Question 7 7. A jaw dislocation is an injury in which the lower jaw is moved out of its normal position at either one or both of the joints that connect the upper and lower jaw. What are the two joints of the jaw called?

Question 8 8. When a person dislocates their jaw, a doctor will first try to manually reset the jaw without surgery. What is this procedure called?

Question 9 9. Your friend just dislocated their jaw and had their mouth wired shut. What is a good option for dinner while they have their jaw wired shut?

Question 10 10. A person recovering from a dislocated jaw may be in a lot of pain. Which of the following medications can be used at home and can help control the pain?

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Question 11 11. Your patient was recently diagnosed with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction and asks you what the cause is. You explain:

Question 12 12. You are admitting a patient with muscular dystrophy, a disorder that can cause weakness, stiffness, and rigidity throughout the body. You are not surprised to hear the patient state that they have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. Why not?

Question 13 13. Finding the underlying cause of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is important because _____.

Question 14 14. A patient comes to the clinic and complains of jaw clicking and frequent dull headaches. She also has soreness at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) right in front of both ears. To assess for trauma, you might ask:

Question 15 15. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction can occur as a result of _____.

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Question 16 16. The standard recovery time after TMJ surgery is _____.

Question 17 17. The _____ procedure is recommended for especially severe cases of TMJ dysfunction, and may be considered after all other treatments have failed.

Question 18 18. Your patient is about to undergo TMJ arthroscopic surgery. He wonders how long his recovery time will be, and you respond: _____.

Question 19 19. Doctors use a combination of physical assessment and _____ to determine severity of the TMJ dysfunction.

Question 20 20. Arthroplastic surgery is best described as _____.

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Question 21 21. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders include all of the following EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Tinnitus sounds have been described by the patient as of the following EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. Tinnitus is known as:

Question 24 24. Treatment options for TMJ disorders include which of the following?

Question 25 25. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint in your face that connects the jaw to the:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of hyoid bone dislocations?

Question 27 27. Which of the following answers is NOT a common cause of hyoid bone dislocations?

Question 28 28. Which of the following foods would be easiest and cause the least amount of pain for a person with a hyoid bone dislocation to eat?

Question 29 29. During surgery to repair a hyoid bone dislocation, what can be done to help keep the airway open?

Question 30 30. The hyoid bone is a small bone located in the middle, front of the neck. What is the shape of this bone?

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