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Periodontal Ligament Widening on tooth holding Maryland Bridge?

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Old 12-25-2010, 06:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy Periodontal Ligament Widening on tooth holding Maryland Bridge?

Hi All,

Is it normal for the Periodontal Ligament to be Widen on tooth holding the Maryland Bridge? I have had this Maryland bridge for about five years with no problem.

Then couple of months ago it got irritated (scratch the gum under this tooth with some hard food) and I kept playing with it and grinding it for a few days. I have now stop this but I still have a dull cramping / thobing pain on this tooth/gum now and again especially when I think about it . I saw dentist and they said nothing is wrong the tooth is fine but the Periodontal Ligament is Widen a bit which is probably due to movement of the tooth supporting the Bridge. (p.s the tooth in corncern is the front bottom tooth and the maryland bridge is using 1 wing)

But when we looked on my older (last year) XRAYS the Periodontal Ligament was Widen then aswell when I had no pain.

Also I notice that if press or move the tooth holding the Maryland tooth there is no pain but strangely if I press horizontally or rub on the false tooth (the tooth that is stuck next to the Maryland bridge) - its a bit sensitive (maybe it is because I am then twisting the tooth by pressing on the false tooth???).

Question I have is - is it normal for the Periodontal Ligament to be slightly widen on tooth hosting a Maryland tooth? I am really worried as the dentist cannot give me a re-assurring answer and may that is what is giving me this phantom pain?

Can any one out there advise me as I am stressing over this ?



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