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Monday, September 1, 2014
I`ve been having tooth pain since I had a crown placed, with temporary adhesive. My dentist wants to take off the crown to do a pulp test and then probably do a root canal. Is the pulp test necessary if he is planning on doing a root canal anyway or could the pulp test help to prevent me from needing the root canal? Thank you.
Pulp testing is a diagnostic tool used to assist in determining whether you need a root canal.
Melissa McCartney Drum, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Endodontics
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University