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Endodontics Diagnosis (2007) by Mind Map: Endodontics Diagnosis (2007)
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Endodontics Diagnosis (2007)

Diagnosis: The art and science of detecting and distinguishing deviations from health and the cause and nature thereof

Pulpal Diagnosis

Normal Pulp

Reversible Pulpitis

Irreversible Pulpitis

Pulp Necrosis

Previously Treated

Previously Initiated Therapy

Periapical Diagnosis

Normal apical tissues

Symptomatic apical periodontitis

Asymptomatic apical periodontitis

Acute apical abscess

Chronic apical abscess

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Diagnosis Stages

Patient tells the clinician why the patient is seeking advice.

Clinician questions the patient about the symptoms and history that led to the visit.

Clinician performs objective clinical tests.

Clinician correlates the objective findings with the subjective details and creates a tentative differential diagnosis.

Clinician formulates a definitive diagnosis.

Methods

Pulp testing

Palpation

Percussion

Approaches

Bite test

Test Cavity

Staining/transillumination

Selective anesthesia

Radiographic examination/interpretation

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Rules to be followed

Test teeth that are not suspected to be pulpally involved are tested before testing the suspected tooth (baseline patient response)

Duplicate the symptoms

Correlate finding (signs and symptoms)

place stimulus on the middle 1/3 of the facial surface of the tooth to be tested