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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Majid Jamali
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Large Jaw (Definition)

An enlarged, protruding lower jaw may ...Read more


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Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

Yes, to both.: Certainly, pharyngitis can cause enlargement of lower jaw lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can become enlarged and tender in response to any regional or local infection. Keep taking your antibiotics and find out the results of your throat culture! See your doctor if you don't steadily improve. Get well soon! ...Read more

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If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?

Finished growing?: A person can grow taller if she has not finished growing. A person cannot grow taller if she has already finished growing. Height growth finishes during the late teen years, or occasionally to age 21 or 22. There are internet stories of people growing taller at older ages, but those are science fiction stories... may be fun reading, but that's it. ...Read more

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Can you have a small face and a large jaw line?

Can you have a small face and a large jaw line?

Relative: All things pertaining to size in anatomy are relative to other surrounding anatomical structures. A perfectly average size lower jaw may seem large if the skull or the upper jaw are small(er). It is all a matter of proportion. Large is only large relative to the position and function with neighboring bones, etc. ...Read more

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What is considered a large jaw line?

What is considered a large jaw line?

Jaw Alignment: Usually this means that your lower jaw is prominent. A classic example is jay leno. ...Read more

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What is the large jaw-shaped tool used in gynecological exams?

What is the large jaw-shaped tool used in gynecological exams?

Speculum: A speculum is an instrument a doctor uses to aid in visualization: in this case a vaginal/gynecological exam. ...Read more

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Im not sure if maybe if your born with micrognathia. To get a large jaw can exercise some certain muscle for it?

Im not sure if maybe if your born with micrognathia. To get a large jaw can exercise some certain muscle for it?

No: Micrognathia (actual definition micro=small gnathia=jaw) is rarely associated with environmental fetal issues and in the vast majority genetic factors, both result in being present at birth. There are no known exercises or any functional way of changing this until the proper stage of growth allows surgical intervention. Surgery is the only way of correcting micrognathia. ...Read more

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I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

Masseter Hypertrophy: Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle. People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however. ...Read more

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I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

Nope: Masseter hypertrophy occurs in muscular men and certain asians. Botox has been used to reshape the face very predictably and safely by causing a certain amount of atrophy of the muscles. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I enlarge my jaw muscles?

I was just wondering how can I enlarge my jaw muscles?

Not a good idea: In general because only way to enlarge a muscle (outside of cosmetic surgery) is through exercise and you could end up overloading your jaw joint (tmj). ...Read more

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How much would it cost to enlarge my jaw, and how many day would it take to recover?

Depends: You need to consult with an Oral-maxillary Surgeon and Dentist to determine the exact procedure, professional fees, hospital fees and post-surgical care involved in your case. Recovery time can vary. You will have additional restrictions in driving/operating machinery/or work while you are recovering, which must be considered in the "cost". ...Read more

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Is there a way to enlarge your jaw muscles so they bulge out similiar to brad pitts?

Not a good idea: In general because over-exercising the jaw muscles (masseters, as in case of brad pitt) could end up overloading the chewing apparatus/jaw joint. I'm afraid brad was just naturally endowed unlike most of us! ...Read more

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When i press my tonsils then yellowish exudate comes . no fever no inflammation of tonsils. It comes in crypts sometimes. Enlarge right jaw lymph node?

Please...: Do not press on your tonsils! There is no reason to do so, and if you had an infection you can spread it that way! Cryptic tonsils are not necessarily calling for treatment. You probably have an elnlarged right jaw lymph because to pressed on the area. Now I would recommend you see a Dr. You might need treatment. ...Read more

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My 5 yo son has had a small moveable lymph node on his neck. No pain. Only symptoms sneezing. Tonight I noticed nodes under jaw enlarged both sides? Worry?

My 5 yo son has had a small moveable lymph node on his neck. No pain. Only symptoms sneezing. Tonight I noticed nodes under jaw enlarged both sides? Worry?

Reactive nodes: enlarged lymph nodes can be reactive from any upper respiratory infection, viral syndrome or from local drainage. It is not unusual for these nodes to even persist for 6 months or more. If there are no other symptoms, I would not be too concerned. ...Read more

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Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Infection?: Lymph nodes (glands) usually enlarge when they work hard to fight off infections. Five months is a long time to go w/o checking w/ a doctor for the cause. There are other things under jaws - salivary glands, thyroid, etc. Have an exam - perhaps see an ENT specialist. Something is not right and it's not self-correcting so far. Best wishes! ...Read more