Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2016, vol. 22, issue 4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
Pages: 1383-1384
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016224.1383
Published online: 12 December 2016

J of IMAB 2016 Oct-Dec;22(4):1383-1384
Vesela Stefanova1 Corresponding Autor, Neshka Manchorova1, Desislava Georgieva2, Angel Sapundgiev2, Yoanna Nikova2, Georgy Simeonov2, Emina Kaish2, Isabela Antipova2, Maria Stoyanova2, Nikolay Simeonov2, Snejana Tzanova1, Stoyan Vladimirov1,
1) Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental medicine, Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2) Students study group, Faculty of Dental medicine, Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Purpose: To study the blood perfusion in teeth with post operative sensitivity.
Material and Methods: A twenty years old female came to the Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics with complains of postoperative sensitivity in one upper premolar and one lower molar. The teeth were restored by resin-composite restorations and two-step adhesive. Measuring of the pulp blood perfusion of the sensitive teeth and comparing with healthy ones was accomplished by using laser Doppler device moorVMS-LDF2. Pulp vitality was assessed by conventional cold and electrical pulp tests. Subjective symptoms were measured by VAS. Saliva biochemistry was evaluated by Saliva Check Buffer test. 
Results: The upper premolar, tooth 25, showed 28,5 PU, the lower molar, tooth 36, showed 21,9 PU. The electrical pulp test of teeth was 17 µA and 44 µA respectively. The cold response of teeth was 2,5s and 5,0s. According to VAS, the intensity of pain in tooth 25 is 4,3mm and in tooth 36 2,1mm.
Conclusion: Laser Doppler flowmetry is used for the first time for measuring the blood perfusion in teeth with postoperative sensitivity. For revealing the connection between pulp hemodynamic and postoperative sensitivity future studies are needed in which laser Doppler flowmetry can be highly valuable.

Key words: laser Doppler flowmetry, pulp blood perfusion, post-operative sensitivity,

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Stefanova V, Manchorova N, Georgieva D, Sapundgiev A, Nikova Y, Simeonov G, Kaish E, Antipova I, Stoyanova M, Simeonov N, Tzanova S, Vladimirov S. A laser Doppler flowmetry for measuring the pulp blood perfusion in teeth with postoperative sensitivity – a case report. J of IMAB. 2016 Oct-Dec;22(4):1383-1384. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2016224.1383.

Correspondence to: Vesela Stefanova, Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv; 3, Hristo Botev str., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 22 June 2016
Published online: 12 December 2016

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