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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Difficulty Chewing

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My lower wisdom teeth have been removed 10 years ago, but i still have my lower ones. Will this cause a problem? #nqlu my dentist says the upper teeth are superflous now since i don't have anything to mash them against when chewing and I should take them

My lower wisdom teeth have been removed 10 years ago, but i still have my lower ones.  Will this cause a problem? #nqlu my dentist says the upper teeth are superflous now since i don't have anything to mash them against when chewing and I should take them

Dr. : Dr. Mcleod and i agree. The "antagonists" of the teeth that were extracted will slowly supererupt, which will change their relationship with the adjacent teeth. This may allow food and bacteria to get trapped causing periodontal problems and cavities on the other teeth. ...Read more

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I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

Why the Fear?: Unless you have some dental/oral problem, you should not have any problem chewing or swallowing. Nature has set up very effective defenses inside our throat that food is guided towards the right passage as long as we are alert and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would not hesitate and become so cautious as you are...It is not helpful to you. So relax, take big bites and quit worryi. ...Read more

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If dysphagia is difficulty swallowing, then what do you call difficulty chewing?

If dysphagia is difficulty swallowing, then what do you call difficulty chewing?

Not used: Literally it would be called dysmastication (mastication=chewing) but this is not a term used in medicine. It is used on occasion in veterinary medicine. ...Read more

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I have constantly 4) teeth shifting 5) issues with jaw alignment in general 6) minimal difficulty chewing what should I do!, any recommendations?

I have constantly 4) teeth shifting 5) issues with jaw alignment in general 6) minimal difficulty chewing what should I do!, any recommendations?

Complex: Sounds like you have a complex problem requiring multi-disciplinary treatment. You may need a Restoratve Dentist, Orthodontist, Periodontist, and Oral Surgeon. Seek treatment immediately, but don't rush into anything that sounds too good to be true. Beware the snake oil salesman, and the mega dentist who says he can do specialty treatment as well as the specialists. Good luck. ...Read more

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After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

TMJ syndrome: See OFP doctor. .Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chews tobacco since more than 12 years, intake is less now When intake was more, he had little difficulty in opening mouth wide n eating spicy Cancer?

Chews tobacco since more than 12 years, intake is less now
When intake was more, he had little difficulty in opening mouth wide n eating spicy
Cancer?

You?: If you are talking about yourself, you are somewhat young for oral cancer BUT you should do 2 things: first, please visit a dentist or your local doc. Cancer is rare at your age but not impossible. Second: please quit using any and all tobacco products. You are setting yourself to develop all sorts of tobacco related cancers plus bad tooth and gum disease. Please do it ASAP. ...Read more

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91 yr old with some difficulty swallowing...Now having trouble chewing...Will chew one bite for 10-20 min. Then spit it out...Says can't swallow it.

Needs evaluation: Patient cannot continue to go without eating does the problem still exist with soft foods or liquids. Sometimes a small stroke can onlyaffect the swallowing muscles . There are swallowing tests to diagnose n therapy can make it better, but if patients choking you don't want food to get into the lugs, get a ent/ neurol eval. ...Read more

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