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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?
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
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
What ligament injury: Not all ligament injuries are the same. Some ligament injuries require simple rest and supportive care. Others require bracing. Some ligament tears require surgery. Almost all ligament injuries benefit fom some level of therapy after adequate stability & healing is present. When ou are examined by our physician be sure to discuss the prognosis and treatment plan for your specific ligament injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee ligament injury: The knee has many ligaments & healing time varies depending on which ligament & how many are injured, as well as on injury grade. With appropriate rehabilitative treatment, high grade lilamentous injuries can take 6-8 weeks or more to heal. If instability or acl tear, nonoperative management may not lead to complete healing, in which case operative management should be considered sooner than later. ...Read more
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