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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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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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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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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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Can someone explain the function of the sc joint in relation to a first rib ligament/cartilage tear and subluxation of the first rib? Thanks! :)

Complicated anatomy : The first rib articulates (connects to) the front of the body at the sternum. This is typically slightly below the sc joint but there are ligamentous and connective tissue connection to all three. This joint (1st rib/sternum/clavicle) acts as a connection of the upper extremities to the trunk and plays a part in breathing and other motions. Any disruption in these can lead to problems/pain. ...Read more

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Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Ligament: Platform shoes are the worst type of shoe . They altern normal anatomical dynamics causing a host of issues from stretching of ligaments, to abnormal stress on knees and hips ann back. You must rest the area, take some anti-inflammatory agents and perhaps have pt. Secondly throw the platforms out wear shoes that are anatomical -flats or minimal heel. ...Read more

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What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament mean?

What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament  mean?

Prior ACL injury: If the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) looks smaller, thinner or less robust than it should on an mri, it may be described as attenuated. Alternatively, this term may be used if the ligament seems a bit weak on physical examination. Either way, the suggestion is that there has been a prior injury or partial tear. ...Read more