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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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Please help! please! my inner cheekbone keeps getting jammed!?

Please help! please! my inner cheekbone keeps getting jammed!?

Does this mean that: your Jaws is becoming locked in either an open or closed position? If yes, you could have temporomandibular joint dysfunction. An ENT physician or a dentist who specializes in this - may be able to help you. ...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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Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more

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Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Is it displaced?: If so, see a plastic surgeon asap. If not eat soft diet for 2 wks, don't blow your nose at least not vigorously, ice sleep w head up. Surgery to repair is easy to recover from and relieves pain. ...Read more

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Can you have physio on a fractured cheekbone?

Cheek fracture: The zygomatic fracture may be nondisplaced and allow some exercise to displaced and need surgery. Go to a maxillo facial expert to make the call. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my jaw an cheekbone what could it be?

I have tingling in my jaw an cheekbone what could it be?

7th nerve: This is generally caused by irritation of the facial portion of your seventh cranial nerve. This nerve passes in front of your ear through the parotid gland and can be affected by inflammation in the parotid gland or anything that puts pressure on the side of your face. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

Few options: After the nasal bone, the zygomatic is the second most common bone of the face to be fractured. Some cases are managed conservatively with prophylactic antibiotics. If there is greater than 50% of the orbital floor involved or double vision surgery is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Most Likely: Almost invariably a narrow or under-developed maxilla can cause the effect of underdeveloped cheekbones. See an orthodontist for examination and diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

It could be a sinus: infection,or the way you sleep--you may be pressing on the cheekbone when you sleep. Also a bad tooth couild cause pain. ...Read more