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how do they do a nerve test on grinding teeth and what does it determine?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Pulp Tester: I think you are asking how a dentist would test the vitality on the teeth of a person who is grinding, to see if the trauma from grinding has caused and of the teeth to become non-vital. If so, the answer is a pulp-tester, an instrument that imparts a small electrical current on the questionable tooth. If the tooth feels pain, it is vital; if not, it is non-vital.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
Dr. James Yang
13 years experience Dentistry
Palpate: By palpating and usingn electric activity of surrounding muscles via a tens machine.
Answered on Dec 16, 2012

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