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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

Bruised tooth: If you. Are concerned about trauma, this will depend on the trauma. Sometimes the trauma is great enough to cause the nerve to die and a root canal may be needed. If you have mobility or pain this should be evaluated by a dentist ...Read more

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How long does a bruised tooth ligament take to heal?

How long does a bruised tooth ligament take to heal?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bruised tooth nerve to heal?

How long does it take for a bruised tooth nerve to heal?

weeks to months: A few weeks to a few months. After that, you need to be thinking it is not going to get better by itself. If so it would need a root canal. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a bruised legimate in a tooth to heal when it is caused from grinding and clenching?

How long does it usually take a bruised legimate in a tooth to heal when it is caused from grinding and  clenching?

Can you stop?: The periodontal ligament (pdl) surrounds each tooth root in-between it and the bone. It is made up of the same fibers that make up the ligaments in your joints. If you can give them rest they will heal and start to feel better in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

What exactly does it mean when my gum is bruised and my front tooth is loose?

Infection: Anything that looks like a bruise on the gum is probably an underlying abscess. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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I am curious if cuts and bruises heals itself, why tooth cavity doesn't?

I am curious if cuts and bruises heals itself, why tooth cavity doesn't?

Blood Supply: Cuts are healed by new cells growing over a wound . Once a tooth is formed it does not change on the outside of the tooth. A cavity is the erosion of a part of a tooth, that has no blood supply or the tooth cells to grow new parts of the tooth. So once a cavity has reach a certain size it can not be reversed, it must be removed. Then a filling can replace the destroyed parts. ...Read more

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My 11 month old does not have teeth yet. He fell and hit his top gums on a speaker and is now bruised where his front tooth should be. Will he be ok?

My 11 month old does not have teeth yet.  He fell and hit his top gums on a speaker and is now bruised where his front tooth should be. Will he be ok?

Probably: He will probably be OK, but there is really not much that can be done at this stage. There may have been some damage to the unerupted baby tooth, but his secondary teeth have not formed yet. The bruise should heal within a week. If you would feel more comfortable having him seen personally, call a pediatric dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Yes, but: Yes, but see a dentist to make sure the tooth has not been damaged, or has a cavity. ...Read more

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I bumped my front tooth pretty hard a couple of months back it does not hurt but is stiill bruised how long will it take to heal or will it even heal?

I bumped my front tooth pretty hard a couple of months back it does not hurt but is stiill bruised how long will it take to heal or will it even heal?

I would suggest: You be seen by a dentist for an evaluation / x-ray. It is very possible the tooth will require endodontic therapy. Please see a dentist as soon as possible if you haven't already. Hope this helps and thanks for the question. ...Read more

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Braces problem: my front tooth feels bruised, what can I do?

Braces problem: my front tooth feels bruised, what can I do?

Braces: So did mine when i had braces. Everybody is different and when the tooth is being moved sometimes you/your tooth feel the pressure and it can be sore for several days. Talk to your orthodontist. ...Read more

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I have what look an like a bruise on my gum where I had a tooth pulled four year ago what could this be?

I have what look an like a bruise on my gum where I had a tooth pulled four year ago what could this be?

Examination: Let a local dentist examine the area in question. It is highly unlikely that it is related to the extraction. ...Read more

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What happens if you hit you face on the ground and your tooth is loose a little and your gum starts bruising?

What happens if you hit you face on the ground and your tooth is loose a little and your gum starts bruising?

See dentist: Go see a dentist to get your tooth radiographed (x-rayed). It's normal for a tooth to be loose after facial trauma. Dentist needs to determine if there is a root fracture under the gums. ...Read more

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I bit down on something cold and now my tooth hurts and it look bruised near the top by the gum yesterday i couldnot touch the tooth?

I bit down on something cold and now my tooth hurts and it look bruised near the top by the gum yesterday i couldnot touch the tooth?

Computer: Your computer can't fix your tooth, your Dentist can. Your tooth may be fractured or it may have a cavity. The gum damage may be associated wth the tooth damage or it may be a coincidental separate problem. Please see your Dentist as soon as possible for an examination and necessary imaging, differential diagnosis, and appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Had a tooth out today which is best painkiller i can take to help with pain and bruising?

Had a tooth out today which is best painkiller i can take to help with pain and bruising?

Presumably no: Analgesic was prescribed by your doctor and if you are not allergic to any medications, then you can take 3 x 200mg Ibuprofen tablets every 6 hours to help. You can also take tylenol (acetaminophen) 325mg x2 alternating every 4-6 hours. Please consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a somewhat large dark mark on the inside of my cheek, starting at my wisdom tooth. It almost resembles a bruise. Help!

I have a somewhat large dark mark on the inside of my cheek, starting at my wisdom tooth. It almost resembles a bruise. Help!

See a dentist: Some conditions like dark marks on your cheek may require further assessment; tests and your dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more

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I had a wisdom tooth out yesterday i woke up today my face is swollen and bruised and one of the stitches fell out is that okay?

I had a wisdom tooth out yesterday i woke up today my face is swollen and bruised and one of the stitches fell out is that okay?

It should be ok.: Swelling and bruising, especially the day after your extractions, can be the normal after effect of difficult wisdom teeth extractions. Follow your post op prescriptions by applying ice to reduce swelling. Also take aleve (naproxen) etc. And any rx'd antibiotics to keep your mouth's bacteria count as low as possible to prevent dry sockets. Daily flossing is a must... As soon as possible. ...Read more

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I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

I believe my 1yo has her first molar coming in. She also has a small bruise spot on her cheek about the same location. Could a tooth cause a bruise?

Yes: If it is truly on her cheek then it is likely trauma from biting or something else. If it is on the gums right next to the molar or on top of it it could be an eruption cyst. Goes away on its own most cases. Watch it and if concerned see your dentist for consult. Children should see their dentist by age 1 for first check up. ...Read more

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