Tooth vitality is defined as the entity used to inspect for the existence of blood flow into the tooth. There are basically two methods to check for tooth vitality: cold tests, and electric pulp tests. The vitality of the tooth is important for the treatment panning in the patients as it affects the endodontic treatment.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a childcare worker and today a child jumped and hit my mouth with his head. My mouth went numb and I cut my lip. My front tooth feels like it is loose but it is not wobbling. When I searched it up it said it might be dying, but I tested it with ice and I could feel it. What do yo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Well, as you have just got injured, you cannot immediately test for the vitality of the tooth. If the tooth is not loose or painful then there is a possibility that the tooth has got minor trauma and not exactly making th... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I fell last Sunday and hit my face including my front teeth. Four teeth and top gum become numb for the past eight days. I can bite my teeth though I feel numb. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Do you find any changes in the way your teeth rest? Do you find any tooth that hits when you bite on? Any tooth sensitivity? Any fractured or chipped tooth? This is not normal and you need to visit a dentist straight away and get your jaw ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My tooth is rotting away below the gum line. I have not been to a dentist because I could never afford it, but now I think I might need one really bad, so what should I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your thought is exactly right. It is high time you visited a dentist. Tooth rotting below the gum line is not a good sign. The dentist would tell you to take an X-ray. If it is non-painful and if the x-ray reveals that the infection has not touched the pulp, you can ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My front tooth got chipped away before two days. I am so nervous about it. How to recover my tooth? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It depends upon the vitality of the tooth. If your tooth is vital and if there is no associated pain, then it can be restored with a simple composite filling. In case, if there is a loss of vitality, you can treat it by a root canal treatm... Read Full »