Pulse oximetry evaluation of vitality in primary and immature permanent teeth.

  • Curt Goho
  • Published 1999 in Pediatric dentistry


Present methods of assessing pulp vitality (electric and thermal testing) are of limited use with children, often resulting in false positive or false negative results. Pulse oximetry is a proven, atraumatic method of measuring vascular health by evaluating oxygen saturation (SaO2). This pilot study explores the use of a modified pulse oximetry ear probe to… (More)

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