pulp vitality test


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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.

pulp vitality test

Dentistry Any technique–eg, application of temperature extremes, mechanical pressure, electrical stimulation, etc, to determine if tooth root tissues are intact and sensitive

pulp vitality test

A determination of the vitality of a tooth pulp by the application of hot, cold, or electrical stimuli. Also called vitalometry.
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Pulp vitality tests are commonly used to diagnose pulp tissue disease; however, in fact, these are "pulp sensitivity tests" because they record the response of the dentin--pulp complex to external stimuli (thermal and electrical).
Thermal and electrical pulp vitality tests elicited a negative response.
Except right maxillary lateral incisor, other maxillary incisors were responsive to thermal and pulp vitality tests. Crown morphology of all the maxillary incisors was normal without any depression area on clinical examination.