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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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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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My tooth is hurting. What should I do?

My tooth is hurting. What should I do?

Possibilities: Could be a primary tooth problem (cavity, infection, loose filling). Could be a sinus infection. Would start with a dental check up and if that does not find the cause, followup with your doctor to check your sinuses. ...Read more

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How to stop the pain in a tooth cavaty?

Evaluation: The tooth needs to be evaluated by a dentist. It will either need a restoration (filling), a root canal, or if unrestorable it will need extraction. Can't tell over the internet what you need for your specific problem. ...Read more

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What is the root of a tooth anchored by?

What is the root of a tooth anchored by?

Periodontal ligament: The periodontal ligament attaches to both your tooth and the surrounding bone. ...Read more

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Is there any thing could be done for loth tooth?

Is there any thing could be done for loth tooth?

You have choices: You can get something removable, a bridge, or an implant. Which choice would be best is between you and your dentist. ...Read more

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I think I may have chipped my tooth. What would happen?

I think I may have chipped my tooth. What would happen?

See your dentist: Depending on the cause & size of the chip, you might need something as simple a quick tooth smoothing (if very small chip of the biting edge) all the way up to a root canal treatment & crown or extraction (if the tooth chip occurred due to significant decay or if the tooth has a major fracture making the tooth unrestorable). See your dentist for an evaluation and treatment for your exact problem. ...Read more

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If I am using topaco then a tooth start to pain what is the indicationbof this?

Tobacco or topical?: Smokeless tobacco has sugar, which can cause tooth pain. Some topical applications can irritate both teeth and gums. ...Read more

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I have a tooth problem?

...ok...: I'm not sure I understand your question, but if you have a tooth or gum problem, call your dentist to evaluate the issue and discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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The top of my tooth is grey?

The top of my tooth is grey?

Grey tooth: See a dentist to evaluate the tooth, determine the cause and treat if necessary. Many things can cause that. ...Read more

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What is a recommended tooth whitener?

What is a recommended tooth whitener?

See your dentist: Though there are tons of over-the-counter teeth whiteners, it is recommened to consult with your dentist for the best option that suites you. Even professional teeth whitening has many variations such as in-office whiteing with zoom lights or pure chemicals, in-home whiteing with trays or strips or the combination. Your dentist will evaluate and provide you the ideal method. ...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