frogger33

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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
 

aegdboy

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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
 

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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
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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