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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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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


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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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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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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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Does sprained tooth syndrome or Peridontal ligament strain need a root canal?

Does sprained tooth syndrome or Peridontal ligament strain need a root canal?

Most likely no: While your tooth may be sore, it will more that likely feel normal after a week or so. That injured tooth is more at risk for a root canal sometime in the future, as the trauma from the strain can interrupt the blood supply to the tooth and cause a cascading inflammatory reaction in the tooth's pulp (nerve). The older you are, the more likely it will be irreversible and require a future Endo. ...Read more

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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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Any advice on what I should take to help a torn ligament heal?

Any advice on what I should take to help a torn ligament heal?

Healthy diet : There is no particular supplement or medication that has been shown to promote ligament healing. That being said, a healthy diet focused on lean and low fat protein sources, plenty of fruits and vegetables and sufficient amounts if water should put your body in the best environment to heal. ...Read more

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How can I heal a ligament injury?

How can I heal a ligament injury?

Rest, immobilze: I would recommend you rest and limit any exacerbating activities sometimes ice, nsaids, and splint immobilization can help the affected ligament to heal some can take 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What can help heal a ligament injury?

What can help heal a ligament injury?

Rest: Generally rest, warm compresses! over the counter meds like Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated and gentle stretching of the involved joint. ...Read more