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Doctor insights on: Do Periodontal Ligament Problems Just Heal Themselves

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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?

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

Quite a bit: You can bite with a lot of force so to bruise one would be difficult under normal function, but if you unexpectadly hit it with a bone or something very hard that you shouldn't bite on, that will do it. A bruised ligament is really tears of some of the fibers and that can make it very sore to bite on and even feel swollen, not look it though. ...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?

No: The ligament that holds the tooth into the bone and the nerve/blood vessel bundle that enters the inside of the tooth are separate and distinct tissues. Trauma can cause damage today that doesn't become evident for months or even years. See your Dentist to establish a post-traumatic incident baseline. ...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

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Does superior glenohumeral ligament heal?

It depends.: Have yourself checked by a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. There are several entities within the shoulder that this can be confused with, so you want to make sure you're getting an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

It depends on Grade: Ligament injuries are graded on a 0-3 scale. Grade 0 is nl, grade 1 is intact but painful, grade 2 is partially torn, and grade 3 represents a complete tear. Grade 1 injuries heal the quickest (days to wks), while grade 2 injuries heal slower (3-6 wks), and grade 3 injuries take the longest to heal (6 wks +). Some commograde 3 injuries require surgery (acl/lcl) while others (mcl) heal w/o surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for ligament injuries to heal?

What is the normal recovery time for ligament injuries to heal?

A few weeks: Ligament injuries heal slower than muscle problems because there is less of a blood supply to the ligament itself. After the acute injury heat applied to the area will improve blood flow and speed healing. Once the initial pain and swelling goes down gentle motion also stimulates healing. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anterior cruciate ligament (a.C.L.) injury?

What sort of problem is an anterior cruciate ligament (a.C.L.) injury?

Ligament sprain/tear: The acl is a ligament inside the knee that helps to keep the knee stable - keeps it from moving too far forward or backward. It works with the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) to accomplish this. The acl is often injured when running or other fast movements when the lower leg is planted on the ground and the knee is bent and twisted. It can be a strain or sprain or a complete tear. ...Read more

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About how long would it take for an anterior cruciate ligament to heal?

About how long would it take for an anterior cruciate ligament to heal?

Several months: Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (acl) are routinely reconstructed via surgery. The graft used to replace the acl is placed in bony sockets or tunnels and secured with various forms of fixation devices. True healing only occurs when your body incorporates the graft biologically via strong bonds where the ligament touches the bone and the ligament matures and becomes strong--this takes 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much glucosamine I should take to help heal a torn ligament?

Does anyone know how much glucosamine I should take to help heal a torn ligament?

Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine works at all. I believe that it does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. There is almost no evidence that it helps torn ligaments. ...Read more