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Vitality

 

in phytocenology, a measure of the extent to which the conditions in a particular biocenosis correspond to the needs of a plant population under study. Possible criteria of vitality are the ability of the individuals of a species to pass through the entire development cycle under the given conditions, the period of maturation of the reproductive organs, the amount of annual growth, and the optimum number of individuals. Vitality is usually rated on a scale of three to five points. Attempts have been made to judge the vitality of a population by finding the vitality of its individuals and then determining the average. In such cases the basis for evaluating vitality is the intensity of manifestation of life, expressed by the body volume or mass, growth energy, or other factors.

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Evaluation of efficacy of a new custom-made pulse oximeter dental probe in comparison with the electrical and thermal tests for assessing pulp vitality. J Endod.
Six months and a year later, the clinical and radiological results were similar for the two groups and for the rest of the teeth: conservation of the pulp vitality, absence of radiolucencies and formation of a dentin bridge.
Thermography has been proposed for detecting pulp vitality (7) as well as for use in other fields of dentistry (8).
Evaluation of the ability of thermal and electrical tests to register pulp vitality. Endod Dent Traumatol 1999; 15:127-31.
EPT showed negative response of the pulp vitality. In clinical visualisation and exploration following access opening, the tooth showed type III C-shaped canal configuration.
Percussion, palpation and pulp vitality test (cold test) were done from canine to canine and revealed the presence of increased mobility as well as absence of vitality in 21.
Monitoring long term pulp vitality is an important part of dental traumatology.
Influence of the type of dental trauma on the pulp vitality and the time elapsed until treatment: a study in patients aged 0 -3 years.
Regular examinations of individuals with DE-affected teeth may assist dentists in optimizing complete root formation and maintaining pulp vitality (24).
During a follow-up 5 years later, the same right maxillary central incisor presented clinical discoloration (Figure 5) and absence of sensitivity during pulp vitality tests.