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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 4 Oct-Dec 2019

Original Articles

To Determine Pulpal Sensory Thresholds In Human Teeth With Different Conducting Media
Pinky Singh, Kanwardeep Singh Sohi

Dental pulp tests are investigations that provide valuable diagnostic and treatment planning information to the dental clinician. If pathosis is present, pulp testing combined with information taken from the history, examination, and other investigations such as radiographs leads to the diagnosis of the underlying disease which can usually be reached relatively easily.1 Pulp sensibility tests (thermal and electric) are used to assess the condition of the nerves within the dental pulp and indirectly assess the pulpal health. Although, research depicts that cold test and electric pulp test (EPT) provide equally accurate diagnosis on status of pulp vitality in majority of the cases, EPT does have some limitations.2 A positive response is indicative of vital sensory fibers present within the pulp, but information regarding the health or integrity of the pulp is still inconclusive. Attempts to connect the EPT results to the histological condition of the pulp continue to be unclear due to a number of variables such as the conducting media, gender, patient and doctor related factors.3 A conducting medium is used between the tip of electric pulp tester and tooth surface for conductance and concentration of the electric field to invoke a threshold response from the patient.4

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