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1

What does the movement hinge mean?

Open slightly, the consular stays in the glenoid fossa

2

What does the movement translators mean?

Open wide, the condyle rests against the articulate eminence

3

What does the movement rotary mean?

Side to side, the right condyle moves forward whilst the left remains still, the the left condyle moves forwards whilst the right remains still

4

What is the TMJ?

The joint where the tenporal bone and mandible meet called the temporo-mandibular joint

5

When this joint degenerates causing clicking noises and restricted movement, what dental treatment can be used to assist this?

An occlusal splint

6

What is the name for the habit of grinding teeth?

Bruxism

7

What is the name for the inability to open the jaw?

Trismus

8

Where is the glenoid fossa?

Delve in the underside of the temporal bone

9

What is the name of the ridge of bone at the front of the glenoid fossa?

The articulations eminence

10

How does a jaw become dislocated?

The condyle comes out of the glenoid fossa, infront of articulations eminence, jaw looks open and protruding