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Old 09-19-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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Bruised Tooth?

Last week I developed some pain in one of my molars, kind of like a sensitivity pain. And yesterday it turned in to a biting down pain. A day or so before the pain started, I remember biting into something hard while eating.
I saw my dentist, and he saw nothing on an xray. I know tooth fractures a hard to detect.
My question is, can you bruise you tooth/root by biting something hard? If so, how long until the pain subsides. It come's and go's.
Thanks to all who answered.

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Old 09-21-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: Bruised Tooth?

Yes, a dentist once told me that you can "bruise" or "sprain" a tooth by biting into something hard. Actually, it's not the tooth but the periodontal ligaments that get bruised or sprained. The treatment is to eat soft foods and take anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen), and it should heal in a couple of weeks or so.

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