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1

What types of tests are performed to determine pulpal diagnosis?

Temperature tests

2

How will normal pulp react to cold and hot?

Cold: feels cold sensation which disappears (WNL)
Hot: it feels warm (WNL)

3

How will Reversible pulpitis react to cold and hot?

Cold: Painful then disappears
Hot: it feels warm (WNL)

4

How will Irreversible pulpitis react to cold and hot?

Cold: Painful then stays
Hot: It feels warm (WNL)

5

How will Necrotic pulp react to cold and hot?

Cold: no response at all
Hot: No response or possibly hurts (hot gases expand)

6

What are the steps to testing teeth for pulpitis?

1. chief complaint
2. percussion with finger first (a few teeth away)
3. Repeat percussion with mirror handle.
4. Palpate (a few teeth away)
5. Probe it
6. Cold/Heat

7

What are the four types of periapical diagnosis?

AAP (asymptomatic apical perio)
SAP (symptomatic apical perio)
AAA (acute apical abscess)
CAA (chronic apical abscess--Sinus tract)