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Enlarged Jaw Bone
Sudden BB sized swellings in floor of mouth and against jaw bone. Seem to decrease in size when waking and enlarge throughout the day.
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
I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if you're 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 now best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMJ dysfunction: Most likely this is a temperomandibular joint disorder and the feeling or popping out of place is often related to dysfunction of the disc within the tm joint. See a dentist who works with TMJ dysfunction, or discuss options with your primary. ...Read more
Held my breath to where my cheeks puffed out and then it felt like air moved down near my back of jaw bone and made a bubble. Freaked me out.?
Eustachian tubes: It was likely your Eustachian tubes. They connect your middle ear to your throat and allow you to equalize pressure in your middle ear when you change altitudes. What you did is called a Valsalva maneuver. This is used by flight crews and divers to prevent ruptured eardrums during pressure changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with the marble bone disease in my jaw bone.it has me in excruciating pain. .please tell me what I can do to make it stop.
Marble bone disease: This is also known as osteopetrosis — it is inherited and causes abnormal hardening of bone resulting in fractures etc. It usually involves more than just the jaw. Managemnet has to be management of Pain with various pain medications — other iptions may involve Steroids, Vit D etc. This assumes that the others diagnoses have been ruled out like Pagets disease, Lead/Fluoride/Beryllium toxicity- ...Read more
Recently developed a swell in a node right behind the left jaw bone. It changes in size w slight change in hearing + some discomfort in jaw. Help!
You need to see ENT: I recommend evaluation by Ear/Nose and Throat doctor ...Read more
Serious Infection: What you describe sure sounds like a spreading and serious infection. These situations can go downhill very quickly, leading to other serious complications and may even become life threatening. Get to a dentist immediately! As a last resort, go to 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of hospital, although they will only prescribe medication and not treat you, referring you back to a dentist. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers