Accession Number:

ADA099216

Title:

Diagnostic Criteria for the Treatment of Caries-Induced Pulpitis.

Descriptive Note:

Research progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES IL

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Clinical findings from histories, tests and radiographs were compared with the histologic assessments of pulp disease in 171 teeth. Eighty-eight percent of the samples had deep caries. No dental pulp necrosis was observed in teeth having caries penetration through less than three-fourths the dentin thickness. Clinical criteria for selection of conservative pulp treatment or pulpectomy were compiled from clinical responses with the highest predictive values of reversibility of dental pulp disease, as judged from the histologic assessments. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE