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Doctor insights on: Asymmetric Lower Jaw Bone

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How do you know if you break or you have broken your lower jaw bone? What are the clues that you break it? What are the clues you have broken it?

Broken Jaw: The feeling that your teeth don't fit together properly or that your bite is "off" . The limited opening of your mouth. Pain and numbness. The final diagnosis is confirmed by panoramic X-ray or CT. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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If you press your lower jaw bone (under your lower jaw bone you press up) hard enough to hurt, does it mean you broke the bone? Please be specific.

If you press your lower jaw bone (under your lower jaw bone you press up) hard enough to hurt, does it mean you broke the bone? Please be specific.

Not necessarily: It usually takes a very significant blow to break the mandible (jaw bone). Tenderness on that bone when you push on it does not prove you broke it. Signs of a broken mandible include a "mis-fitting" of the teeth after the trauma which causes the fracture. ...Read more

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Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children ?

Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children ?

Bony cysts: Bony cysts in children can go away on their own. However, they should be monitored because the lower jaw may be weakened. ...Read more

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So if you place one finger under your lower jaw bone and you press up which touch the bone, will it break?

So if you place one finger under your lower jaw bone and you press up which touch the bone, will it break?

Jaw bone: Although uncomfortable, it would be very unlikely to break your jaw bone by pressing on it. On the other hand if someone socks you in the jaw, it can be fractured or dislocated. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, i get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, i get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age , till the cause is established , more often it is is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas , let your doctor check you ...Read more

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Today i found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what i guess would be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

Today i found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what i guess would  be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

This could be an: Enlarged lymph node (a cyst is also a possibility) - if not resolving within several weeks or if it becomes red, hot, more enlarged or tender - seek medical attention. ...Read more

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If you fracture or break your lower jaw bone. Does the appearance look different? Please explain and be specific.

If you fracture or break your lower jaw bone. Does the appearance look different? Please explain and be specific.

Jaw fracture: It depends upon the nature of the break. If it is displaced or non displaced. If the healing fracture line causes callus formation or not. There are many variables and it is not a cut and dry answer. I hope this leads you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw.Yes?

I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw.Yes?

It's true: The healing time depends on the actual dental implant procedure performed, the surgical approach used and implant location (lower vs upper jaw). However, most cases require a healing period of 3 to 6 months before the prosthetic restoration can be finalized. ...Read more

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Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when i open to eat?

Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when i open to eat?

You need to be seen: Go see your dentist or ask for a referral to an endodontist or oral surgeon. The onset of swelling is suggestive of infection, and pain with opening might mean the infection has spread to the jaw joint space. Leaving it alone could result in progression that becomes serious quite quickly. If it is a tooth problem, your dentist can help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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