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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

How long for a bruised tooth to heal?

2-3 days: If your tooth still is symptomatic a week after minor trauma, you should see your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more