Section 5 – Topic A

1. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with treatment of the:
 
 
 
 
2. When the pulp is inflamed and cannot repair itself, it is said to have:
 
 
 
 
3. When something is not living, it is said to be non-vital or:
 
 
 
 
4. A collection of pus at the tip of the root of a tooth is called a:
 
 
 
 

5. An tooth is one that has pushed out of the socket.

6. Pain that is sudden and has great intensity is called pain; whereas pain that is mild and ongoing is called pain.

7. Methods for testing pulp vitality include:
 
 
 
 
8. When the electric pulp tester is used correctly, but the patient indicates that they do not feel anything when testing a tooth, the tooth would then be determined to be:
 
 
 
 

9. When performing an electric pulp test, readings from the soft tissue, applying too much pressure on the tooth, and patients who are extremely apprehensive, would all be reasons for a false reading.

10. Normal readings for an anterior tooth when performing an electric pulp test are between:
 
 
 
 
11. When performing a percussion test on a tooth, the clinician is checking for:
 
 
 
 

12. A tooth that has very thick dentin would prevent the electrical current from the vitalometer from reaching the pulp. This would usually provide us with a false reading.

13. An RDA in California can use the vitalometer but cannot perform a percussion test or thermal test on a tooth.
 
 
14. When the doctor diagnoses that a tooth is infected, treatment options for that tooth (RCT, extraction, or retreatment if previous RCT) are determined by:
 
 
 
 

 

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