MCQs in Endodontics

Chapter 3: Nonodontogenic pain


1 - Pain in the absence of identifiable disease is recognized as:


  1. acute pain.
  2. inflammation-mediated.
  3. hypersensitivity
  4. chronic pain.






The answer is: D



2 - Given time, diffuse pain of odontogenic origin:

  1. will be referred.
  2. will readily abate.
  3. will localize to specific site.
  4. can be controlled with analgesics.






The answer is: C


3- Trigeminal neuralgia can be treated:

  1. with analgesics.
  2. by anesthetizing the trigger area.
  3. with lysis of the terminal nerve endings.
  4. with anticonvulsant drugs.







The answer is: D


4- Cluster headache differs from migraine in being:

  1. unilateral and involving the teeth.
  2. principally a female complaint.
  3. unilateral and involving the eye.
  4. bilateral.







The answer is: C


5- Acute maxillary sinusitis:

  1. results in referred pain to a single tooth.
  2. results in referred pain to the orbit and maxillary posterior teeth.
  3. is exacerbated by cold testing.
  4. is usually a noninfectious process.







The answer is: B


6- Degenerative joint disease most often:

  1. results in posterior displacement of the meniscus.
  2. results in irreversible pulpitis.
  3. allows for wide mouth opening.
  4. can lead to adhesions and arthritic changes.







The answer is: D


7- TMJ pain can be:

  1. sharp, lancinating and electrical.
  2. exacerbated by jaw closing.
  3. the result of tpsilateral maxillary odontalgia.
  4. found in males.







The answer is: C


8- Atypical facial pain can be treated most effectively by:

  1. microvascular decompression.
  2. radio frequency gangliolysis.
  3. NSAIDs.
  4. tricyclic antidepressant drugs.







The answer is: D


9- Phantom tooth pain:

  1. can occur briefly after tooth extraction.
  2. is simply a peripheral phenomenon.
  3. can occur for an extended period after pulp extirpation.
  4. is managed by analgesics.







The answer is: C



10- A definite diagnosis of facial causalgia can be made:

  1. by lidocaine infiltration.
  2. by use of analgesics.
  3. by use of ipsilateral stellate ganglion block.
  4. by observation of symptoms.







The answer is: C