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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Moore conducted a study to compare the relationship of the tuning fork test with auscultation, percussion test with no auscultation and the compression test to plain film radiography.
the tuning fork test with auscultation was correct 89% of the time in the detection of fractures when compared with plain file radiography, while the percussion test with no auscultation and the compression test were only correct 67.
The teeth responded positive for pulp vitality and negative for percussion tests.