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pulp

 [pulp]
any soft, juicy animal or vegetable tissue. adj., adj pul´pal.
dental pulp the richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue inside the pulp cavity of a tooth.
digital pulp a cushion of soft tissue on the palmar or plantar surface of the distal phalanx of a finger or toe.
pulp test a diagnostic test to determine whether the pulp of a tooth is vital (alive) or nonvital (dead); called also pulp vitality test.
red pulp (splenic pulp) the dark reddish brown substance filling the interspaces of the splenic sinuses.
tooth pulp dental pulp.
pulp vitality test pulp test.
white pulp sheaths of lymphatic tissue surrounding the arteries of the spleen.
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vi·tal·i·ty test

a group of thermal and electrical tests used to aid in assessment of dental pulp health.
Synonym(s): pulp test
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vi·tal·i·ty test

(vī-tal'i-tē test)
A group of thermal and electrical tests used to aid in assessment of dental pulp health.
Synonym(s): pulp test.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

vi·tal·i·ty test

(vī-tal'i-tē test)
Group of thermal and electrical assessments of dental pulp health.
Synonym(s): pulp test.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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No difference was found in the reliability of thermal and electric pulp tests for identifying sensibility of traumatized immature teeth; however, when compared to LDF, neither of these methods recognized vitality until much later than LDF, and a relatively large proportion of teeth (20%) remained unresponsive to sensibility tests even at six months post-trauma.
1 Thermal test and electrical pulp test are the most commonly used to check the integrity of pulp in clinical practice.
Vital pulp tests and symptoms of CM are difficult; responses to heat and cold decrease with time and the response to electric pulp tests may be normal in the early stages but absent in the later stages.
Pulp testing -- What pulp tests provide the best indication of pulp quality coming to paper machines?