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Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more


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My left cheekbone is flat unlike my right. Im 19. Is it some kind of syndrome or maybe a dental problem.Itsnoticable and itmakes my face appear longer?

My left cheekbone is flat unlike my right. Im 19. Is it some kind of syndrome or maybe a dental problem.Itsnoticable and itmakes my face appear longer?

Masseter hypertrophy: Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally. Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, cognitive behavioral therapy and injection of very small doses of Botox A. See an orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?

I have a lot of tightness and pressure in my cheekbone and jaw. Does that sound more like dental problems like a wisdom tooth or sinus?

Either: Your symptoms could be from either sinus conjestion and acute or chronic sinus disease or from a dental problem like a wisdom tooth. It could also be from some other dental problem also. You should see a dentist or ENT doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain on my left cheekbone and temple and eye its a tight throbbing pain could this be a tooth problem? I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and it doesn't help

I have sharp pain on my left cheekbone and temple and eye its a tight throbbing pain could this be a tooth problem? I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and it doesn't help

Sharp pain: It could be an infected or fractured tooth, a sinus infection, or a symptom of TMJ dysfunction. See your dentist for an examination and x-rays. If there are no dental issues, see your medical doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I'm afraid i might have broke my cheekbone. What should I do?

Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more

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How do you heal a broken cheekbone?

Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture(s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more

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Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

A zygoma fracture: That also involves a blow out fracture of the orbital rim entrapping the inferior rectus muscle of the eye can significantly effect vision. ...Read more

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The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

Cold pack: A cold pack might be helpful but a steak per se offers no specific benefit. If you were hit hard you might want to be checked by a doctor to determine if you need a c/t scan to rule out a fracture. ...Read more