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Flashcards in Pathology of the Dentine-Pulp Complex Deck (3)
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1

Dental caries process can lead reversible/irreversible changes within the dentine-pulp complex.

What do these changes depend on? (4)

- Anatomical considerations of the lesion location
- Dynamic activity of the carious lesion
- Extent of the lesions
- Age of the pulp

2

What 3 factors helps us give a pulpal diagnosis?

- Patient description of subjective symptoms
- Pulp sensibility testing
- Radiographic examination

3

What are some factors that could influence the pulp healing process? (6)

- Drill speed
- The use of coolant
- Operator pressure
- Extent of cavity preparation
- Unnecessary iatrogenic removal of dentine
- Extensive and prolonged use of etchants