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Maternal and Child Health Bureau logoA Health Professionals Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management
HomeModuleModule 1: An Introduction to Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 2: Managing Infants' and Young Children's Oral HealthModule 3: Oral Conditions and AbnormalitiesModule 4: Prevention of Oral DiseaseModule 5: Non-Nutritive Sucking HabitsModule 6: Oral InjuryModule 7: Infants and Young Children with Special Health Care NeedsContentsGlossaryEvaluationHelp
Module 6: Oral Injury
Module Contents
6.1 Injury Prevention
Anticipatory Guidance
6.2 Child Abuse and Neglect
6.3 Injury Types and Consequences
Injury Types
Injury Consequences
6.4 Managing Oral Injuries
Avulsed Teeth
Key Points
Post-Test (current page)
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No Credit Self-Assessment

This Post-Test is for self-assessment only.
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1. What percentage of young children may experience injuries to the primary teeth?
a) 20 percent
b) 30 percent
c) 40 percent
d) 50 percent
2. In what age group does injury to the primary teeth occur most often?
a) ages 6 through 12 months
b) ages 12 through 18 months
c) ages 18 through 30 months
d) ages 3 through 5 years
3. Which of the following is NOT appropriate anticipatory guidance for health professionals to provide parents?
a) do not allow infants who are unsteady on their feet to explore their surroundings
b) teach infants and children how to safely use stairs
c) supervise children when they use playground equipment
d) avoid the use of infant walkers
4. What should a health professional do if he or she suspects child abuse or neglect?
a) refer the parent to a counselor
b) talk with the parent privately
c) talk with the child privately
d) report the suspected abuse or neglect
5. In infants and young children, which teeth are most often affected by oral injury?
a) all the upper teeth
b) the lower front teeth
c) the upper front teeth
d) any of the teeth
6. What causes discoloration of primary teeth?
a) damage to the pulp and its blood supply
b) damage to the pit and fissure
c) damage to the maxillary frenum
d) damage to the roots
7. What dictates the intervention strategy for injured primary teeth?
a) the child's age
b) the extent of the injury
c) whether gingival tissue is involved
d) concern for the permanent teeth
How long after oral injuries occur should they be assessed?
a) as soon as possible
b) within 8 hours
c) within 24 hours
d) as soon as the infant or child can get an appointment with a dentist
Which of the following statements are true in the case of an avulsed primary tooth?
a) it should be reinserted immediately
b) it should be sterilized
c) it should never be reinserted
d) it should be examined carefully for signs of decay
10. Which of the following should a health professional NOT advise a parent to do in the case of an avulsed permanent tooth?
a) scrub the tooth
b) reinsert the tooth into the socket immediately
c) rinse the tooth with cold water
d) find the tooth


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