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Digitest 3

Digitest 3

A Pulp Vitality Tester

A Pulp Vitality Tester

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Combining accuracy, patient comfort, ergonomics and reliability

The trick when testing pulp vitality is to trigger a response from a vital tooth without hurting the patient. Many pulp testers go from “no reaction” to a jolt of pain in one step.

The new Parkell Digitest 3 avoids patient discomfort in two ways: Instead of a constant current, the Digitest 3 stimulus consists of an oscillating pulse. We like to refer to it as the “gentle pulse” because a vital tooth feels the stimulus at a level well below the pain threshold. The Digitest 3 also increases the stimulus gradually, without sudden jumps that can trigger an “ouch” response.

Avoid patient discomfort
Gentle Pulse
Comfortable to handle
Reliable instrument
Test any tooth
Autoclavable probes
Fast learning curve

Compared to other tests, Digitest 3 is less annoying for the patient, as we can modulate the discharge intensity.

Dr Giuseppe ChioderaStyleItaliano Honorary Member

Digitest 3: a pulp vitality tester with a fast learning curve

Digitest 3 is an electrical tester that uses electrical impedance. It’s an easy to use instrument that allows clinicians to check the vitality of a tooth in the diagnostic phase and control the tooth over time.

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Clinical case by dr Giuseppe Chiodera

“It’s an incredibly easy to use instrument, useful for both diagnosis and monitoring!”

How It Works:

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Hook a ” hook ” to the lip and then touch the tooth with the Digitest 3 tip. The electical circuit should be closed.

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Alternatively, the manufacturer suggest that the patient holds the “hook”. The electrical circuit should be close.

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Placing some gel toothpaste on the top of the instrument helps to conduct electricity in order to have a more precise measurement.

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The gel should not ” go ” on other nearby teeth, otherwise it will conduct the electrical impulse to them too!

The Electric Test:

When we turn on Digitest 3 a progressive discharge of electricity starts. We can decide to increase it or to stop it at any time

Start from 0 and than increase more and more

until we reach a response from the patient.
Digitest 3 can be used to measure if the tooth is sensitive (and therefore alive) and also by what numerical value is sensitive.

Digitest 3 can be used in 2 different cases: to detect if a tooth is alive and to detect if a restored tooth is still viable over time.

The Step by Step Procedure:

Place the gel on the instrument tip or both on the tooth and on the tip. Using gel toothpaste helps as these are usually high density gels.

If you want to check that the gel does not touch other teeth, I suggest you to use a colored gel, to work as a stain with teeth and gum.

Once in contact, we can start the measurement. Different tip angle do not affect the measurement.

Using the tip without gel we will have no conduction and the measurement will be less precise.

Useful
tip!

It’s important to notice, in addition to the patient’s conscious response, also and above all the unconscious response given by the eyebrows.
When the patient starts frowning, it means that he is starting to feel pain.

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What's in the box

The Digitest 3

Inside the Digitest 3 you will find:

  • 1 Digitest® 3 Pulp Tester;
  • 4 Autoclavable Probe Tips;
  • 1 Ground Wire (D631GC) & (1) Clip (D631GC);
  • 1 9-Volt Battery

The durable, shaped case makes the Digitest 3 comfortable to handle, as well as being easy to wipe down for disinfecting. The Digitest 3 comes with a standard, 9-Volt Alkaline battery that may be easily replaced right in the dental office.

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Digitest 3 a pulp vitality tester with a fast learning curve style italiano styleitaliano
Digitest 3 a pulp vitality tester with a fast learning curve style italiano styleitaliano
The autoclavable probes

4 different probes

The Digitest 3 comes with four different autoclavable probes:

  • Short (A)
  • Long (B)
  • Precision Labial (C)
  • Precision Lingual (D)

These styles should allow you to test just about any tooth a patient presents with.

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Thanks to its different probes

Digitest 3 can be used in many different clinical situations:

Close to an old onlay.
Stump under a crown.
Thin, curved tip for distal access to a crown or fork.
Straight thin tip for direct access to an exposed tooth collar.
Curved tip for palatal access to an abutment.
Vestibular areas
In the distal portions
In the palatal – lingual portions.
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Better for patients and clinicians!