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Dr. Jason Cataldo
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Do periodontal ligament problems just heal themselves?

Do periodontal ligament problems just heal themselves?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


Dr. David Schneider
Board Certified, Dentistry
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The function of the periodontal ligament is what?

The function of the periodontal ligament is what?

Has several : There are several purposes. The primary purpose is to attach the teeth to the bone in a manner that enables them to move - absorb some pressure/force without breaking. They also enable teeth to move - with braces. They also contain stem cells that can be recruited to enable bone/tooth to be repaired/rebuilt. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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How much impact does it take to get a bruised periodontal ligament?

How much impact does it take to get a bruised periodontal ligament?

Not just how much: Can also be what you bit on or what hit your tooth. Doesn't matter much, because the bruised ligament will heal very quickly if you don't challenge it for few days - chew soft food and not on that tooth. Treat it like a slightly sprained ankle and you'll do just fine. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?

Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?

See your dentist: The differential diagnosis of endodontic and periodontal diseases can sometimes be difficult. However, the dentists are well trained for proper differential diagnosis and selection of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Are there any surgeries for upper back ligament sprains that just won't heal?

Are there any surgeries for upper back ligament sprains that just won't heal?

Not really: If due 2 a strain, & not a significant trauma, they will heal over time. Ice, rest6, ,NSAIDS & tincture of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Have loose/tore ligaments in l5/s1 facet joints. Will they heal? Could prolotherapy help? Does it heal ligaments completely? I'm just 22 need help

Have loose/tore ligaments in l5/s1 facet joints. Will they heal? Could prolotherapy help? Does it heal ligaments completely? I'm just 22 need help

Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. James Merrett
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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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How long does a torn facet ligament take to heal?

How long does a torn facet ligament take to heal?

Hard to Say: You could consider prolotherapy as an option to help. Prolotherapy is well researched and offered treatment that has shown good success. The basic theory is to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. Alternatively, platelet or stem cell therapy can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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