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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do periodontal ligament problems just heal themselves?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 14 years experience
Depends: If it is just a simple inflammation or irritation from biting something hard and the tooth and patient are otherwise healthy i would say yes most of the time, but if there are other issues such as periodontal disease then it may lead to more probs.
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Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 26 years experience
They can: Think of the ligament as a cushion. It will recover from some, minor trauma. A partial avulsion of a tooth or trauma can heal itself once the trauma is removed. The ligament will respond well. The cells in the pdl also play a significant role in regeneration and tooth movement.
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