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What does it mean when a dentist does an electrode test?
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Dr. Stanley Lin
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In brief: Tooth vitality test
There is a test called a pulp vitality test which tests if a tooth is "alive" or "dying" from a cavity, crack or trauma.
The test involves passing a small electric current through the tooth and recording the value. Then the test is done again on a normal tooth for reference and to compare the values. If the tooth does not respond to the electric current, then the tooth may need a root canal.

In brief: Tooth vitality test
There is a test called a pulp vitality test which tests if a tooth is "alive" or "dying" from a cavity, crack or trauma.
The test involves passing a small electric current through the tooth and recording the value. Then the test is done again on a normal tooth for reference and to compare the values. If the tooth does not respond to the electric current, then the tooth may need a root canal.
Dr. Stanley Lin
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In brief: Electric pulp test
Testing the vitality of the nerve of the tooth.
In other words, if the nerve is alive or dead.

In brief: Electric pulp test
Testing the vitality of the nerve of the tooth.
In other words, if the nerve is alive or dead.
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