PULPAL TESTING. TERMINOLOGY. Dental pulp – Tissue within each tooth that contains the nerves, blood vessels, and cells that make the tooth a living organ Pulpitis – A range of conditions from inflammation all the way to pulpal necrosis. TERMINOLOGY CON’T.
Pulp testing is done to determine the treatment need of the tooth
Healthy -------------------- Nonrestorable
Acute apical periodontitis
Chronic apical periodontitis