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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a surgeon: A "portruding jaw" can be treated with orthognathic jaw surgery. No longer does jaw surgery require having your teeth wired shut, so see your local o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Chin reduction: If your bite is correct, but the chin and jaw appear to be protruding surgical intervention can still be a good option. Under the care of a skilled s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manolis Manolakakis
20 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery: Typically a protruding lower jaw (prognathism) is handled with a combined orthodontic and maxillofacial surgical treatment plan. Exactly what procedur ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Prognathism: Prognathism. Where the lower jaw extends beyond the upper jaw. Often needs corrective surgery. See an oral surgeon for assessment.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Micrognathia can be treated surgically-in my experience by an ENT in an academic/teaching center.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Cohen
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Surgery is best: Your jaw stopped growing when you were 17. Not much of stimulating at 32, even with a functional appliance. If your overbite is from an under develo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: Best advice. Get evaluated from board certified orthodontist and oral surgeon, both of whom have vast experience with orthognathic surgery.
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A member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends on the cause: You can always try some cool packs and acetaminophen. If they continue you should get your eyes checked and then have an exam for other types of head ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Jaw surgery or chin implants can affect the appearance of a receding lower jaw.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Jaw pain: This sounds like some type of TMJ. I would seek care from your dentist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Suggestions: A couple suggestions include rest, heat, cold, otc meds for pain, and gentle manipulation. If this does not work in a week or two i would suggest see ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No pain, no treatmen: Disc protrusion is very common and if not causing symptoms, no treatment needed. However, it is highly recommended that you have regular back exercise ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Pace
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No vertical length: When you get a jaw surgery that advances the lower jaw forward, it can make the "chin to throat distance" longer and enhance the appearance of a tight ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Long hair: Works as a good coverup, styling.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes: Click indicates disc displaced. You can't fix this by taking a pill. See your Dentist. As if referral to Orthodontist or Oral Surgeon is in order. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: Surgery should be considered the last resort for TMJ disorders. Sometimes there is no other choice, but i would seek out more than one opinion before ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Durando
43 years experience in Dentistry
Chin Augmentation: To answer your question one would need to be evaluated by an othodontist and a Maxalfacial surgeon. Implants in the chin, can be helpful.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It isn't that simple: Have you been evaluated by a neurosurgeon or spine surgeon? Much more info would need to be known to make any type of recommendation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Ziegele
23 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
It might: You might have some TMJ or inner ear problems. The specialist is the right place to start with treatment options but the otc bite guard is unlikely to ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes possible: Consult oro-fascial reconstructive surgeon
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jared Plitt
19 years experience in Dentistry
NSAIDS: Non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs inhibit the activity of the chemicals that cause pain. Some common ones are aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Jaw pain: It is common to have your jaw open wide for an extended period during a root canal procedure and this can cause some jaw pain. This is typically stra ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Consultation: A consultation with a local oral surgeon/orthodontist team can give you the very best insight on what can be done, both orthodontically and surgically ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Good hygiene & meds: If you have enough room for the wisdom teeth & the pain is coming from the eruption of those teeth through the gums, then taking some otc pain meds ma ... Read More
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