How To Diagnose Pulpitis?

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Tuesday 20 July 2010 with 0 comments



Normal- short response to thermal and electrical stimulus, does not exhibit caries, attrition, abrasion, etc.



Reversible Pulpitis- Pain must be provoked, short response to thermal stimulus, sensitivity to sweets and exhibits caries, attrition, abrasion, etc without exposing the pulp.


Irreversible Pulpitis- Pain may be spontaneous, radiating, wake the patient.  Not relieved by Tylenol or aspirin.  Thermal stimulus produces prolonged pain.  Usually asymptomatic, caries excavation can serve as a diagnostic test.  Pulpal exposure.


Necrotic- Non responsive to thermal or electrical stimulus.



Painful to percussion=Acute Apical Periodontitis; Necrotic = RA of periapical exhibit RL areas


Tooth #34513
Cold+++ lingering++
Percussion-+++--
EPT++ sharp++
Palpation-++--









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