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Dr. Jason Cataldo
Board Certified, Periodontics
19 years in practice
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Do periodontal ligament problems just heal themselves?

Dr. Jason Cataldo
Board Certified, Periodontics
19 years in practice
204K people helped
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. Marsha Davis
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Dr. David Schneider
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
242K people helped
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The function of the periodontal ligament is what?

Dr. David Schneider
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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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. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
23M people helped
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Will inflammation in the periodontal ligament cause destruction of the fibers?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Will inflammation in the periodontal ligament cause destruction of the fibers?

Inflammatory Disease: in the periodontal pocket may cause tissue destruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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How much impact does it take to get a bruised periodontal ligament?

Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Board Certified, Dentistry
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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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?

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. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
6M people helped
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Are there any surgeries for upper back ligament sprains that just won't heal?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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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

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
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Do facet ligament tears ever heal? Injured it 6 months ago have a bone spur on one side and popping. L5/s1. I'm just 22 i feel like my life is ruined

Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Do facet ligament tears ever heal? Injured it 6 months ago have a bone spur on one side and popping. L5/s1. I'm just 22 i feel like my life is ruined

Facet: Often they get better with time .For more info go to http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/94871-overview. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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I tore my wrist ligament on right hand and dislocated the bone the surgeon just gave me a brace said not bad enough have surgery will it heal right?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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I  tore my wrist ligament on right hand and dislocated the bone the surgeon just gave me a brace said not bad enough have surgery  will it heal right?

Let me explain: What ligament he talk about? What bone he said you dislocated? So we could help you. Let me know. ...Read more

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Dr. James Merrett
Board Certified, Dentistry
24 years in practice
180K people helped
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How long does a bruised tooth ligament take to heal?

Dr. James Merrett
Board Certified, Dentistry
24 years in practice
180K people helped

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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