Precautions for electric pulp testing

| April 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Precautions for electric pulp testing

The following precautions should be taken for electric pulp testing. These are as follows:

  1. Isolate individual teeth with a small portion of rubber dam if necessary
  2. Always record electric pulp test values in the notes — a progressive change in reading over time may indicate declining vitality
  3. If results remain uncertain, cut a test cavity or remove suspect restorations without local anaesthetic
  4. Poorly localised pulp pain from teeth of dubious vitality can be difficult to ascribe to an individual tooth. In such circumstances a diagnostic local anaesthetic injection on a suspect tooth may stop the pain and indicate its source
  5. Other sources of referred pain may sometimes be identified by the same means

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Category: Endodontic, Oral Pathology

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