Patient discussion about Fractures

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Q. what exactly is a tooth fracture?A broken tooth?

there is a tremendous amount of pain with this tooth.
A1I had a temp that stayed on for a month because I couldn't mek it back to the dentist for a awhile. I used to have a Obsession with Jaw Breaker candy but with 2 crowns learned my lesson.

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A2Tooth fractures can range from minor (involving chipping of the outer tooth layers called enamel and dentin) to severe (involving vertical, diagonal or horizontal fractures of the root). Enamel and dentin are the two outer protective layers of the tooth. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface. The dentin is a yellow layer lying just beneath the enamel. Enamel and dentin both serve to protect the inner living tooth tissue called the pulp. The visible 1/3 of the tooth is called the crown, while the remaining 2/3 of the tooth buried in the bone is called the root. Dental x-rays are necessary in most instances to diagnose, locate, and measure the extent of tooth fracture.
http://www.medicinenet.com/dental_injuries/page2.htm Hope this helps.
A3teeth don't tend to fracture very easily. unless you went threw a major trauma- there's probably something not right, caries, thinning of the enamel from some reason.
tooth ache is really one of the most painful thing known to mankind.
go see a dentist right away. if it's red or bleeding you might want to wash mouth with salt water occasionally.

Q. Has anyone fractured their pelvic bone?...and if so how long did it take until you could walk on side injured

Amy cousin fractured his pelvic bone in two places while skiing last winter (my brother pictured the helicopter coming for the rescue, a very good picture..). it took him a month until he could start walking with a cane, and about 2 months later he could walk properly.
if you want i'll send you the picture, you can say it's you :)

Q. I had sugery on a fractured heel what is the recovery process?

Wanting to meet people who are going thru this now or have already recovered from this injury. What should I expect?
A1Hey doyen_98, I was wondering how the recovery was coming along. How long ago have you had the surgery?
A2i broke my heel in a football game- they inserted a metal plate and screw it. You won't be able to put any weight on your foot for approximately 10 weeks after surgery. When you begin walking, you may need to use a cane and wear a special boot. It may take up to a year for the injury to heal completely. now i can walk and run but not to play football... be ready for this- your leg could not be the same again. but that really depends on your type of injury.
good luck!!

Q. i broke my hand .. please recommend for therapy methods? thanks a billion !

Aother then putting it in a cast..? or you mean physiotherapy? you need to do an x-ray to see if everything o.k inside. no mini fractures moving aroud and things like that. then cast it and a few weeks later when they take it down- start physiotherapy.
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