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# MCQ 7 - Which of the following tests for tooth vitality assessment has the highest diagnostic accuracy?

# MCQ 7
# Which of the following tests for tooth vitality assessment has the highest diagnostic accuracy?
A. Electric Pulp Test
B. Heat Test
C. Cold Test
D. Anesthetic Test

Answer: C. Cold Test
The diagnostic accuracy of cold test is 86%, the heat test is 71 % and Electric pulp test is 81%.
So, a combination of cold test followed by Electric Pulp Test (EPT) is recommended in a clinical setting. Anesthetic test is done only in patients who are in pain at the time of the test and other tests have failed to identify the tooth causing pain.

Reference: Grossman's Endodontic Practice, 13th Edition, Page 72

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