Category: Endodontics

What is the importance of percussion sensitivity in endodontic diagnosis?

What is the importance of percussion sensitivity in endodontic diagnosis? Percussion sensitivity is a valuable diagnostic tool. Once the infection or inflammatory process has extended through the apical foremen into the periodontal  ligament (PDL) space and apical tissues, pain is localizable with a percussion test. The PDL space is richly innervated by proprioceptive fibers, which […]

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What is the proper role of the pulp tester in clinical diagnosis ?

What is the proper role of the pulp tester in clinical diagnosis? The pulp tester excites the nervous system of the pulp through electrical stimulation. However , the pulp tester suggests only whether the tooth is vital or the crucial factor is the vascularity of the tooth. The pulp test alone is not sufficient to […]

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