vitality test


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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

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.

vi·tal·i·ty test

(vī-tal'i-tē test)
Group of thermal and electrical assessments of dental pulp health.
Synonym(s): pulp test.
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Out of the 75 teeth affected by trauma, 34 (45.30%) showed positive response to the various vitality tests, whereas 41 (54.60%) showed no response.
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).
The examination was done using Ellis's classification of TDIs.13,14 Intra-oral periapical (IOPA) x-rays and vitality tests were carried out where deemed necessary.