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how long does a bruised tooth ligament take to heal?

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Dr. James Merrett
29 years experience Dentistry
Bruised Ligament: A tooth ligament also know as the pdl (periodontal ligament) can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to heal, much like any other bruise. Be sure not to any heavy biting or chewing on the bruised area. Make sure whatever bruised the ligament has been removed or adjusted.
Answered on Sep 9, 2019
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