Background: In endodontics, pulp testing may involve thermal and electric pulp testing (EPT). The present study was conducted to assess the efficacy of electric pulp tester in different conducting media. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 60 mandibular incisors of both genders. The three conducting media tested were gel based product – Lox 2% Jelly and toothpastes- colgate sensitive and herbal tooth paste. The participants were asked to rate the sensation felt after each stimulus using a simple visual analogue scale (VAS). Results: Out of 60 patients, males were 30 and females were 30. The mean sensory threshold with Lox 2% Jelly in males was 0.725 and in females was 0.531, with colgate sensitive was 0.926 in males and 0.798 in females, 1.282 in males and 0.821 in females with herbal tooth paste. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mean VAS core in males was 5.423 and in females was 2.612 with Lox 2% Jelly. 5.564 in males and 2.248 in females with colgate sensitive and 5.505 in males and 2.431 in females with herbal tooth paste. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Author found that pulpal sensory thresholds to electric stimuli generated by electric pulp tester differ in different conducting media.
Key words: Conducting media, Electric pulp tester, Sensory thresholds.
Received: 4 February, 2019 Revised: 24 February, 2019 Accepted: 27 February, 2019
Corresponding author: Dr. Nikita Sood, Endodontist, Private consultant, Chandigarh, India
This article may be cited as: Sood N. To assess the efficacy of electric pulp tester in different conducting media- An in vitro study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(3):1-3.