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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Tooth eroding in 5 years?

Could be........: I can't know for certain, but common causes of teeth eroding away in children of such a young age could be from caries, nursing bottle mouth syndrome or certain diets that erode away teeth. Common to certain areas of the world are betel nuts (areca nuts). It could any of these causes, a combination, or something else. See a general dentist or pedodontist for a diagnose and treatment. ...Read more

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What produces double tooth?

What produces double tooth?

Developmental proble: it is called supernumerary tooth where when teeth are developing in a bud stage gets fused. Good luck ...Read more

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How to painlessly pull my tooth?

How to painlessly pull my tooth?

Anesthesia: Your dentist will inject the area with a local anesthetic. In this way the tooth can be extracted painlessly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to file my own tooth?

Is it okay to file my own tooth?

No: Would you do your own open heart surgery, or bunion removal, or cast your broken leg? Your dentist has spent many years training to do the work that you require in the quickest, most non-invasive way possible. Leave it to the pro's. ...Read more

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How can you fix a splintered tooth?

How can you fix a splintered tooth?

Most are repairable!: A dentist can repair even badly fractured teeth with composite resin filling material that matches your tooth color. Even if the entire crown, or visible portion, is missing: is fractured off, we can help you out. : ) ...Read more

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What happens when a tooth is pulled?

What happens when a tooth is pulled?

Tooth out area heals: The tooth sits suspended it's boney socket by tiny ligaments. Careful movement with dental instruments cause the ligaments to tear and the tooth to come out. Once out, blood fills the socket and the healing response begins. Bone attempts regenerate but is overwhelmed by a much faster in-growth of gums leaving a depression which ends up being a sealed healthly covering over a depressed socket. ...Read more

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How to tell if my tooth is breaking?

How to tell if my tooth is breaking?

Different things: Many times people can tell me before i can see something. You may have hot/cold sweet sensitivity, feel a sharp edge, a lost filling or a loose tooth. If you think a tooth is breaking, get it checked. The results may be better than if you wait. ...Read more

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Why is my tooth a little transparent?

Why is my tooth a little transparent?

It is normal: This is probably normal incisal edge translucency. Relax, it is a completely normal anatomical structure, especially among younger people who do not have much wear on the biting edges of their front teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more