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Perio Question (NDBE II)

Discussion in 'NBDE Exams & Licensure Exams' started by frogger33, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. frogger33

    frogger33 Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Dec 7, 2004
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    Does anyone know the answer and why or how these two questions are different? THANK YOU!! :confused:

    1. Apically positioned flap is almost impossible to perform on:
    a. mandibular lingual
    b. mandibular buccal
    c. Maxillary Lingual
    d. maxillary Buccal

    2. An Apically displaced flap is generally impossible to perform on:
    a. Mand Facial
    b. Mand Lingual
    c. Max Facial
    d. Max Palatal
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  3. aegdboy

    2+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2008
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    I am just guessing here and have not started studying

    #1) Isn't that where the lingual nerve is? You hit that bad boy and you are screwed!

    #2) isn't the gingiva on the max palatal non-movable, therefore it being fixed and keritanized it will be a pain in the butt to displace from the bone and therefore more difficult to heal
  4. phoenix90


    Aug 22, 2008
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    u need ATTACHED gingiva to reposition a flap
    there is no attached gingiva on the mand lingual region,[the lingual nerve is only in the ptergoid space,running dital to the third molar]
    like wise no attached gingiva on max palatal region[the palatal mucosa is a continuation of the free gingiva]

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