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Cyst Jaw Bone
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
How long does it take for numbness in chin and lip to go away after oral surgery, removal of cyst on lower jaw bone?
Could a cyst in the cavity near my ear above the jaw bone be caused by chronic nasal infections, and could that be causing me headaches and fainting?
If very sore: ; the cyst was big, u may have a fracture. C ur surgeon 2 b sure. ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on the top of my head that has grown a little over the few months. Feels almost as hard as bone. Cyst-like maybe. Conern?
Dermatology: certainly have it checked since it in a sun exposed area- probably benign; however must be examined- cannot answer online. ...Read more
The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?
Cyst can be infected: Without a biopsy, one does know for certain the scalp mass is cyst although the head is a common site for sebaceous (oil) and pilar (hair) cyst. Cysts keep filling which makes the outer tissue (i.e. Skin) thin. A small leak or opening can cause an infection. Then the cyst will need to be drained, allowed to reform, and then be excised. It's better to remove an intact cyst to minimize recurrence. ...Read more
My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone,at back of head.dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?
Maxilofacial surg.done, cyst removed of 1.5 cm. root canal done for front left 3 teeth. after surgery pain in upperleft head, left back head, ear bone?
See a dentist: Who specializes in TMJ and inquire about a bite guard. ...Read more
Possible crossbite: If you dont have a tumor, your jaw relationship might tend to crossbite on one side. ...Read more
Pain under left jaw bone near where you check pulse what could it be appeared out of nowhere 2 days ago ?
The area you feel the pulse is I the neck, so I assume the pain is in the neck, the structures in that area are blood vessels, muscle, lymph glands and nerves.
Pain could be from any one of this. Pain from the neck joints/spines need to be considered also ...Read more
I was diagnosed with marble bone disease in my jaw bone..the pain is excruciating. .what can I do to ease the pain?
Supportive care: Osteopetrosis (so called marble bone disease) inherited either recessive or dominant.Dense sclerotic bones.Osteopet. tarda later in life and usually asymptomatic.Arthritis and fractures can occur.Congenital forms, lethal requiring bone marrow transplants and some forms in children less severe with partial bone involvement.Treatment of tarda forms supportive.May need imaging to define fracture. ...Read more
I'm 20. My cortical jaw bone has a noticable and sudden shrinkage. What might cause this? Any answer will help. Even a crazy one. Please?
Bone changes slowly: Bone cannot suddenly shrink nor suddenly grow. That means one must sit back, gather the last 5 years of candid snapshots, and study them for a while... to figure out what would make a person perceive his jaw bone got smaller. It may be that something else got bigger, thus making the bone look smaller. Then, an appointment with an ENT doctor will help (bring the best series of snapshots along). ...Read more
How do you know if you break or you have broken your lower jaw bone? What are the clues that you break it? What are the clues you have broken it?
Irregular bite: Often times with a lower jaw, mandibular, fracture, there are several common symptoms. These include but are not limited to an irregular bite, tears in the gum, gingival, tissue, and numbness of the lower face. Due to the significant risk of serious infection, you should be evaluated by your nearest emergency department. ...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.
Not necessarily: It usually takes a very significant blow to break the mandible (jaw bone). Tenderness on that bone when you push on it does not prove you broke it. Signs of a broken mandible include a "mis-fitting" of the teeth after the trauma which causes the fracture. ...Read more
I have a soft elongated "something" beneath my left jaw bone. I would say long and cylindrical parallel to the bone. It does not hurt and has been there for goodness knows how long. I cannot feel anything like this on the right side. It can only be felt
Exam: and this has been present for "goodness knows how long"?- perhaps it is time to consult an oral or facial surgeon for both an examination and biopsy of this mass. ...Read more
Bone Loss: The amount of bone is getting less. Since bone is necessary to hold any type of restoration, loss of bone significantly alters your future use and you restorative options. ...Read more
Avoid gum or..:
See a specialist. There are a number of non surgical ways to treat this condition and i would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in treating the tmj. Check www.Aaop, org or www.Aacfp.Org for a dentist in your area.
Treatment rarely involves extensive dental care or surgery. ...Read more
If you pull (yank) up your shirt to take off your shirt, (touches) your jaw. Will it break your jaw bone? Clues? After 10 times?
Probably not: But isn't it time you stopped beating up on yourself? ...Read more
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read more
It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. ...Read more
Loss of teeth: Tends to cause loss of surrounding bone over time. The extent and rate varies greatly from individual to individual and also depends upon the location. That's just one of the reasons why it's generally very important to replace missing teeth. Some teeth are more important to replace than others. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. ...Read more
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