Edition V03N01 | Year 2013 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 84 to 87
Objective: To evaluate the response to cold pulpal sensitivity test in teeth with loss of dentinal structure by non-carious cervical lesion.
Methods: Eighteen patients from School of Dentistry of University of Passo Fundo were selected for the present study. In these patients, were analyzed forty single-rooted teeth which filled the inclusion criteria, being divided into two groups: G1 = 20 teeth showing non-carious cervical lesions; and G2 (control) = 20 teeth without loss of dentinal structure. The patients were instructed regarding to pain level, through a visual analog scale which classified the painful response in mild, moderate and severe. From the obtained information, the data were statistically analyzed using nonparametric Kolmogorov-Smirnov test at 5% significance level.
Results: The results of the present study have not showed statistically significant difference between Group 1 and Group 2, regarding to response to pulp sensitivity test with cold (p < 0.05). Conclusion: It was concluded that teeth with non-carious cervical lesion can demonstrate different levels of response to cold pulp sensitivity test, suggesting that teeth with loss of dentinal structure can or cannot show a response related to pulp sensitivity. Tooth abrasion, Tooth erosion, Dental pulp, Dental pulp test,
Bevilaqua CD, Souza M, Zanette F, Cecchin D, Farina AP. Evaluation of response to pulp sensitivity test with cold in teeth with non-carious cervical lesion. Dental Press Endod. 2013 Jan-Apr;3(1):84-7.