percussion test


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per·cus·sion test

(pĕr-kŭshŭn test)
Assessment involving striking tissue or tooth with an instrument and then listening for the resulting sound or observing the patient's reaction; used to determine tooth sensitivity.
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These tests have been described as the percussion test with auscultation, (36) the percussion test without auscultation (35,37,38,39,40) the tuning fork test with auscultation (35,40,41) the tuning fork test without auscultation (39,40,42) the compression test (35,37,39,40) and the distraction test.
The teeth responded positive for pulp vitality and negative for percussion tests. The radiographic evaluation showed no periapical changes.