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How Long Does Tooth Ligament 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
Dr says my tooth ligaments are inflamed after implant on #9. How long can I expect ligaments to be inflamed? What can I take since allergic to ibuprofn
Uncertain cause: Alleve would be the best thing to take for inflammation since ibuprofen is out. Not sure what ligaments you are referring to. There are none associated with an implant, and any where tooth was extracted should have been removed during the preparation phase for the implant. Gum tissue soreness is normal and may last 7-10 days depending on the incision/sutures. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? Look similar on xray? Also told vital tooth, coldtest=no infection?
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
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
It will depend on how it is treated.
If immobilized 3-5 weeks. ...Read more
Had my tooth out last week, how long does it take to heal, I got something stuck in the hole and got it out it was like white jelly was it the gum?
3 days: For a healthy patient, 3 days is when we can determined if there would be infection and/or dry socket. That is when neovascular genesis begin as the clot is stabilized and there is void of infection. Soft tissue proliferates at the margin and migrate down the extraction socket to cover the hole at the rate approx. 1mm per day. The white jelly is the dead skin that should be wipe off daily. ...Read more
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
DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments. The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tear or complete and other co existing injuries, like cartileges and bones. And it also depends on the type of treatment like, rest, PT and any surgical intervention ...Read more
Shortly: Anywhere between 1-4 weeks. And it depends on what you classify as "healed.". ...Read more
Easy does it: A strain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), compression and elevation are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more
Depends: Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl). Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Osseointegration?: It should heal in one week as far as pain and inflammation goes. However, it takes four to six months for bone to mature for proper occlusal loading. Osseointegration is a process of bone cell migration, adhesion, differentiation, and maturation to establish good bone support around an implant. Soft tissue heals in 14 days, cross linked in 28 days. Hard tissue heals in 4 o 6 months. ...Read more
1 month: It takes approx. A month for the tissue to heal over the opening in the mouth and months longer for complete bone fill. ...Read more
Sprains: Typically sprains require 6-8 weeks to fully heal. You can be active on them sooner in about 3 weeks. ...Read more
6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. ...Read more
One to two weeks:
Normally it's about a week or so that the socket of the extracted tooth heals and closes as it fells up with blood that coagulate and turns into bone later, and the socket gets shallower as it heals.
If that blood clot got dislodged for amy reason, that can cause the socket not to heal.
The condition is very painful and known as dry socket.
See your dentist to get it treated. ...Read more
Bruised: Depends on the source of the bruise.... ...Read more
3 to 6 months: Healing starts the day the tooth is removed, but it takes a while for gum to cover the socket where the tooth was, and for bone to fill in the hole underneath the gum. Often, an x-ray will show the outline of where the tooth was for years after the extraction because teeth are surrounded by a dense layer of bone. ...Read more
Depends...: There's an old adage that says it's better to break something than sprain something, and that's basically because soft tissue injuries always take longer to heal. Make sure that you have been evaluated properly and that you have given your injury enough time to heal. Ask your doc about proper ankle bracing too. If it's more than 3 months from the time of injury, get re-evaluated. ...Read more
Varies with severity:
Of the sprain. For mild ones, up to 3-4 weeks; for moderate ones, about 6-8;
for severe ones, up to 3-4 months; provided no further injuries occur, during the healing period. Kindly comply with the orthopedist's
advise, as that is the quickest way to improve and heal completely. ...Read more
Extraction socket: It depends on which tooth and which jaw, but most tooth extraction sockets should be healed and closed by six weeks. If you're concerned, go back and see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Ligament dependent: Not all knee ligament injuries can be treated the same. Most mild sprains can be managed nonoperatively and heal on the order of weeks to a month or two. Physical therapy and bracing may be indicated to optimize recuperation. Complete tears or grade iii sprains may require surgical intervention (acl, lcl, some PCL and few mcl grade iii injuries), thus requiring much more time for healing/recovery. ...Read more
Healing.....: It depends upon many factors including but not limited to your age, healing ability, general health, size and location of infection, duration of infection, type of bacteria involved, blood supply in region, etc. Antibiotics should also be prescribed. You may begin to feel better within a day or so, although complete healing and bone remodeling may take weeks or even months. ...Read more
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