Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 5
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 617-620
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014205.617
Published online: 17 October 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):617-620
Tsonko Uzunov1, Raya Grozdanova1, Dimitar Kosturkov2Corresponding Autor, Albena Latkovska3, Todor Ts. Uzunov4
1) Department of Conservative dentistry, section of dental physical therapy, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia,
2) Dentist in private practice,
3) Student V year, Physical therapy and diagnosis of dental diseases workshop, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia,
4) Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Sofia, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Purpose: The aim of the research is to investigate the change in pulp vitality of teeth with periodontal disease using electric pulp tester (EPT).
Methods: Subjected to observation were 108 patients with chronic periodontitis. Vitality of 805 teeth with periodontal pocket depth greater than 4 mm was studied by EPT. The research was conducted with EPT "Yonovit ".
Results: The highest percentage of surveyed teeth (68.4%) respond to the norm when they are tested with EPT – values between 3 μA and 10 μA . Teeth that respond to EPT with values ​​below 3 μA and between 35-100 μA are relatively equal - respectively 4.3% and 3.3%. With increased threshold of irritation – 10-35 μA react 23.4% of teeth. Small number of teeth have threshold of irritation over 100 μA - 0.6%.
Conclusion: The value of EPT among periodontal damaged teeth depends on many factors - patient's age, extent of periodontal affect, group affiliation of teeth, etc.

Key words: EPT, periodontal disease,

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Kotsilkov K, Popova Ch. Real time PCR identification for target adjunctive antibiotic therapy of severe chronic periodontitis. Part II - microbiological effetivenes. J of IMAB. 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):617-620. doi:

Correspondence to: Dr. Dimitar Kosturkov, Department of Conservative dentistry, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Sofia; 1, Sv. Georgi Sofiyski Blvd, 1431 Sofia, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 12 August 2014
Published online: 17 October 2014

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