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Pain Lower Jaw Comes And Goes
Left lower jaw pain comes and goes what can be the cause. My total cholesterol is 210, triglycerides is 288, HDL is 38 & LDL is 102.
See DDS & MD: From your question I would assume that you are thinking that your jaw problem might be related to your heart. I would suggest that you see both a dentist to rule out any dental problems and your pcp or a cardiologist to help you get your risk factors lowered and rule out any circulatory or cardiac issues. Good to see both on a regular basis anyway. ...Read more
I am experiencing a pain in my right lower jaw (below the angle) that comes and goes. It is not an excruciating pain but definitely uncomfortable.?
Have: Your dentist check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have severe pain in the right side of my face and lower jaw that comes and goes. The pain is burning and sharp w/ numbness. Episodes last 1-3 min?
Evaluation: Sounds like it could be a dental problem or infection, please go see your dentist for an evaulation. ...Read more
I have bad pain that seems to start in my upper right jaw/teeth, shoots down to the lower jaw and down my neck. It comes and goes. Any ideas?
Dental issue likely: Common things occur commonly. While impingement is possible, it is far from the most likely. More info is needed (an exam finding and xary findings). Without these, my first thought would be a dental issue origin (wisdom teeth, decay, abscess, periodontal disease, sinus involvement with referred pain) or muscular pain disorder (MFPD or TMJ). An proper exam is essential to identify your issue. ...Read more
When it comes to width, my chin is very small. Like an inch. Is there a way to increase the size. Like lower jaw expansiin. My teerh are messed up.
Toothache?: Toothache is probably most common cause. Then maybe glands (lymph nodes) around the jaw. Other possibility is sore muscles or tendons around the bony part of the jaw. Lastly and least likely at your age is joint problem at the tmj. Feel around and check for tenderness and swelling, then talk to a doctor to confirm what you may be finding. ...Read more
See an Orthodontist: Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontist. The class ii jaw relationship may be solved with just braces, or you may need to have an oral surgeon working with the orthodontist to perform orthognathic surgery. Depends on how severe the class ii relationship is. ...Read more
TMJ: You likely have temporomandibular joint syndrome. It can be where one of the joints of the jaw becomes dislocated when you open your mouth wide. I would recommend going to see an oral surgeon, as they can likely help you. ...Read more
Cannot say w/out exa: Without an exam, I can only give general information The muscles can be sore, spasmed, or the joints can be. Some people just have small mouths and are prone to this (temporal mandibular syndrome). ...Read more
My son has 14 years old and he had a problem in his jaws his lower jaw exceeds the upper one and I want to know what to do?
Orthodontist: Please take your son to see an orthodontic specialist asap. Orthodontists have the training and experience to resolve problems such as your son's. The orthodontist can test your son to see if the problem is a jaw size imbalance or a postural problem. Please don't put this off. ...Read more
Size of lower jaw: Smaller lower jaw is usually due to shorter length of the lower jaw as compared to the rest of the facial skeleton. A specific x-ray is usually taken to determine the amount of deficiency. This is usually done by an orthodontist. ...Read more
It depends: If the problem is a dental one yes. But it will be difficult if skeletal (micro gnathia). ...Read more
Must be examined: A bump where you have indicated could be a multitude of things. In adults it is very common to have benign outgrowths of bone called exostoses and are harmless. A bump could be a sign of an infection of either the bone or a tooth. A visual examination, perhaps followed by x-ray imaging will allow the dentist to make a detailed differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Lingual tori: Likely lingual tori. Benign growths. Can become quite large. Require no treatment. To ensure you don't have something more problematic see an oral surgeon. ...Read more
AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Well, you could stuff cotton balls in your cheeks, like Marlon Brando did in Godfather II; or you could try and gain lots of weight so your jowls grow big and wide; or maybe you could get silicone injections. But other than those brilliant suggestions it's probably best to consult a good maxillofacial/plastic surgeon, and learn all you can about the procedure and if it's really a good idea for you ...Read more
Orthognathic Surgery: The procedure is called a maxillary advancement and a mandibular setback, a common procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. ...Read more
Tmj: You likely have tmj disorder.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I could jut my lower jaw out a few millimeters past my upper jaw. Is this a cause for concern?
No: This sounds like the normal movement of your jaw. ...Read more
I want to know is there anything I can do at home to make my lower jaw grow because it is too small for my face?
Not at home: You might need plastic surgeryGet a more detailed answer ›
If the lower jaw moves forward due to tmd, does it retake it's former position afterwards or will it stay like that forever?
Depends: Depends on what's causing the joint discrepancy. If you have a problem with teeth/jaws not fitting properly, especially if the jaw joints are being adversely affected, see an orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
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