January 21, 2011
by Jason J. Hales D.D.S., M.S.
Radiographs fairly inconclusive. #18, #19, #20, #21 all normal to percussion, probing and thermal testing.
small crack noted on the distal marginal ridge of #18. Thermal testing
once again indicates a vital pulp. Typically,we would expect a
necrotic tooth to be the source of the submandibular swelling that this
patient has experienced.
1. Normal2. Reversibly Inflammed3. Irreversibly Inflammed4. Necrotic
things are not always a cut an dry as that. This case illustrates that
“partially necrotic” pulp is a possible classification of pulpal status.
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