Pulp Testing -Implication And Advances Pulp Testing

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 M.D.S., Professor, Selvam Harish gowtham, B.D.S., Undergraduate student Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SreeBalaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600100 Tamilnadu, India.

2 B.D.S., Undergraduate student, Selvam Harish gowtham, B.D.S., Undergraduate student Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SreeBalaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600100 Tamilnadu, India.

3 M.D.S., Professor, Selvam Harish gowtham, B.D.S., Undergraduate student Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SreeBalaji Dental College and Hospital, Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research, Narayanapuram, Pallikaranai, Chennai-600100 Tamilnadu, India

Abstract

One of the greatest challenges to the clinicians is the accurate diagnosis an evaluation of the pulp status. Pulp sensibility tests [thermal and electric tests] interprets status of pulp health from sensory response. Thoughit is the most commonly used test in clinical practice, Recent studies have shown that blood circulation is the most accurate determinant in assessing pulp vitality as it provides an objective differentiation between the vital and non-vital pulp tissue. Examples of vitality tests includes Laser Doppler flowmetry and pulse oximetry. Although the results are promising with these tests,in order to replace sensibility tests as the standard clinical pulp diagnostic test, practical issues of pulp vitality tests need to be addressed. The aim of this review is to provide the clinician a thorough knowledge and understanding of various pulp testing and its indications. The results of any pulpal test has to be interpreted carefully, as false results can lead to misdiagnosis and ultimately inappropriate, or unnecessary treatment.

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