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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 more
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
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
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
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 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 now 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
Jaw Pain: You need to see your dentist to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain. ...Read more
Yes: Very much so...see your dentist & get a diagnosis. ...Read more
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 more
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
From last night I have a pain in my neck under the right jaw bone in the front. It is painful periodically. Should I be concerned immediately or wait?
Yes: It is not normal to have pain in neck even periodically. Go to your physician. They can determine if serious or not, or refer you to someone who can help. ...Read more
See a dentist: Who specializes in TMJ and inquire about a bite guard. ...Read more
Possible crossbite: If you don't 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