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What causes a mandible to be small and weak ?

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Mandible: this is due to genetics or congenital deformity while in utero.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Heredity: Your mom and dad. Small jaws can be corrected surgically. See an oral surgeon if you are interested.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Genetics: The reason that patients have a small and weak mandible is usually related to genetics.

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