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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My son is 2 years and 7 months old.He is occasionally protruding his tongue unconsciously and keeping it in the mouth when I told him to do so. why?

My son is 2 years and 7 months old.He is occasionally  protruding his tongue unconsciously and keeping it  in the mouth when I told him to do so. why?

Childrens health: The protrusion of the tongue can go with many causes. Can go with decreased oral motor tone, can go with chronic congestion/enlarged adenoids which can lead to mouth breathing. Occasionally can go with other genetic causes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

Is it normal to have a protruding tongue for congenital hypothyroidism?

YES.: One of the clinical signs of hypothyroidism is the enlargement of the tongue due to accumulation of( glycosaminoglycans) tissue . This condition is accompanied by other signs also. Since the tongue grows big, it will be a "normal" condition for the same to protrude. ...Read more

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The left side of my chin and tongue went numb a week ago. I have all my wisdom teeth, however one has started protruding. Same side. Is it related?

The left side of my chin and tongue went numb a week ago. I have all my wisdom teeth, however one has started protruding. Same side. Is it related?

Probably not : You need to see a doctor anytime you have numbness of any part of your body. Wisdom teeth usually cause pain and tightness-not numbness. Please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

Skin sticking out under my tongue. Is this normal?

Frenum: It sounds like you are referring to the lingual frenum, which is normal and nothing to be concerned about. It is a flap of tissue that attaches the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. If you are still concerned, show it to a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

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How to prevent a protruding mouth? , does extracting tooth helps?

How to prevent a protruding mouth? , does extracting tooth helps?

See an Orthodontist: Many orthodontists offer an initial complimentary consultation. This allows you to find out what type of treatment for your individual situation is recommended and get all your questions answered. Take care. ...Read more

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Please suggest remedy for a 9 years old child whose front two teeth are protruding out from the mouth?

Please suggest remedy for a 9 years old child whose front two teeth are protruding out from the mouth?

Two front teeth?: Were they extracted, knocked out, or fell out? Even if you posted all that information and more, the only way to discuss options for replacement would be to have you seen personally by a dentist for a clinical exam, x-rays, medical\dental history and bite analysis. ...Read more

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I've got a protruding bone in roof of mouth, is this dangerous?

I've got a protruding bone in roof of mouth, is this dangerous?

Anatomical structure: It is a normal anatomy also called palatal tori, but sometimes they can get irritated or inflamed. If concerned see your dentist for examination. ...Read more

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On bottom inside jaw I have s bone growth sticking up under bottom of the gums its pretty big and feel it with my tougnue why? It looks to be like a bone on bottom jaw sticking out atleast 3in up touching my bottom of tongue seems to be growing what can

On bottom inside jaw I have s bone growth sticking up under bottom of  the gums its pretty big and feel it with my tougnue why? It looks to be like a bone on bottom jaw sticking out atleast 3in up touching my bottom of tongue seems to be growing what can

A : A certain percentage of the population develop exophytic (outgrowths) of dense normal bone know as tori or exostosis (depending upon their location). These are benign growths that are of concern only if it interferes with speech, eating, placement of a denture or you continually traumatize the area during function. Typically they are only removed if they cause a problem. The surgery is simple and recovery quick. If the area is not causing you a problem, i recommend that you have your dentist look at the site at your next regularly scheduled appointment. If needed your dentist can refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for further evaluation and treatment as indicated. ...Read more

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