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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.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Surgery: At 20, you will need to consult with an orthodontic specialist to explore a surgical orthodontic solution. Appliances can produce some widening at a younger age but if you really need an inch of widening it will most likely entail surgery of some type. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel pain in my lower jaw..

Sometimes I feel pain in my lower jaw..

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

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What can I do to fix my "class ll" lower jaw?

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

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Why does my lower jaw become misaligned when fully opened?

Why does my lower jaw become misaligned when fully opened?

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

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What would cause a knot in lower jaw with pain to the touch?

What would cause a knot in lower jaw with pain to the touch?

Many things: Could be anything from an abscess to a cyst to a tumor. Strongly recommend a dental visit to evaluate. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a pain in my lower jaw when I move my head down and to the left.?

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

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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

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are:
1) infected tooth.
2) cavities.
3) gum disease.
4) malignant (cancer)
5) muscle dysfunction.
6) TMJ malfunctions.\
7) etc., . ...Read more

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What can cause swelling in my lower jaw?

What can cause swelling in my lower jaw?

Many things: Many things. Most commonly dental infections, wisdom tooth problems, gum problems, cysts, tumors, saliva gland problems.
If you have such a swelling see an oral surgeon ASAP for exam. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

Diagnosis First: Find out what is causing the pain. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling around my lower jaw?

How do I reduce swelling around my lower jaw?

See a dentist: See a dentist to rule out any dentally related causes. If nothing is found then I would recommend you see an ENT or oral surgeon for full evaluation. ...Read more

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What can be done regarding a little bit small lower jaw?

What can be done regarding a little bit small lower jaw?

Surgery: At your age, surgery can improve a deficient jaw line. By "a little bit" smaller, I suspect you are talking about the chin. See an oral surgeon to talk about chin augmentation. There are a number of procedures that can be done. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

Many things: Trauma, tooth decay, infected tooth, periodontal disease, benign tumor, malignant tumor, muscle pain, TMJ (jaw joint) problems, ear infection (referred to jaw),
See oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Small lower jaw?

What is the definition or description of: Small lower jaw?

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

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Could you move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

Could you move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

It depends: If the problem is a dental one yes. But it will be difficult if skeletal (micro gnathia). ...Read more

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I have a small bump inside my right lower jaw. What could it be?

I have a small bump inside my right lower jaw. What could it be?

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

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Can you tell me anything about bumps on the inside on the lower jaw.?

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

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So im 17 and would like to know if I can widen my lower jaw without surgery?

So im 17 and would like to know if I can widen my lower jaw without surgery?

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

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Help! Need to know if there's a way to move my lower jaw backwards/upper jaw forwards?

Help! Need to know if there's a way to move my lower jaw backwards/upper jaw forwards?

Orthognathic Surgery: The procedure is called a maxillary advancement and a mandibular setback, a common procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to move the lower jaw forward on adults without surgery?

No: The simple answer is no. Once bone stops growing by adulthood, only teeth can be moved with braces. Moving jaws in adults requires surgery. ...Read more

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I can jut my lower jaw out a few millimeters past my upper jaw. Is this a cause for being worried?

Not at all: Most patients can protrude their lower jaw up to 10 mm and that is a necessary component for treating sleep apnea with an oral appliance. ...Read more

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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