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Asymmetric Lower Jaw Bone
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
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.
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
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?
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
If you fracture or break your lower jaw bone. Does the appearance look different? Please explain and be specific.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer