Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 3

Dental Pulp Assessment - The First Step Towards an Accurate Diagnostic in Endodontics

Bogdan Dimitriu1*, Ana-Maria Țâncu2, Cristina Nistor1 and Oana Amza1

1Department of Endodontics, "Carol Davila", University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest, Romania
2Department of Complete Denture, Faculty of Dental Medicine, “Carol Davila”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania

*Corresponding Author: Ana Maria Tancu and Cristina Nistor, Department of Complete Denture, Faculty of Dental Medicine, “Carol Davila”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Department of Endodontics, "Carol Davila", University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania.

Received: February 25, 2024; Published: February 29, 2024

Abstract

Diagnosis is defined as the process of determining the nature of a disease or disorder [1]. In endodontics, assessing the condition of the dental pulp is both of cardinal importance for an accurate diagnosis and key for achieving a successful treatment. Pulp vitality testing implies using specific diagnostic tests, being an important part of a comprehensive endodontic examination. It decisively contributes to the decision concerning the choice of the endodontic treatment method to be further used.

 Keywords: Diagnosis; Dental Pulp; Vitality Test

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Citation

Citation: Bogdan Dimitriu., et al. “Dental Pulp Assessment - The First Step Towards an Accurate Diagnostic in Endodontics”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.3 (2024): 171-175.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2024 Bogdan Dimitriu., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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