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Excision Mandible Bone
Undesirable habit: Thrusting the jaw forward forces the TMJs out of their sockets. When the jaw is placed in a forward position, undesirable tension in the submandibular region (lateral pterigoid muscle) See an Orofacial Pain practitioner for habit evaluation and any underlying psychological or emotional cause for this excessive tension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends on fracture: Some mandible fractures need surgery and some don't. Most require at least some period of immobilization either with wires or elastic bands. Maintain good nutrition during healing with protein shakes or supplements. Avoid eating hard foods once you can open your mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?
IF you have no: Symptoms, no need remove, they are in tendon sheaths, biggest sesamoid bone is patella. If it is giving pain, unable to walk or wear shoes then only need its removal. If you do not have any symptoms, then no indication to remove, and no harm in waiting ...Read more
Was rubbing bronzer in whilst stressed, I did it extremely hard on my mandible (on the alveolar and mandible body). will this have worn any bone away?
What is the the approx recovery time following excision of os vesaslianum? As far as I know there was no tendon repair, bone was in the fatty tissue.
Fairly rapid: It is good that there is no tendon repair, however, this accessory bone lies with in the peroneus brevis tendon and it must be cut to remove this bone. Most of the time a small anchor is placed in the 5th met base and tied into the tendon to maintain strength and rapid healing. It is unusual that this bone sits in fatty tissue. Be prepared for at least 4-6 weeks of walking with a boot. ...Read more
Connected to mouth: The mandible is the lower jaw bone and serves as the insertion for the lower teeth. Periodontal disease, cavities and abscesses can introduce bacteria into the mandible. Once bacteria make it into the bone, an infection can become established. Osteomyelitis is treated with antibiotic to kill the bacteria and surgery to remove dead and infected bone. ...Read more
Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?
Yes: Once the teeth are extracted, the remaining bone will atrophy over time. Ill fitting dentures will accelerate the process. There may come a point where the remaining ridge is so flat that lower dentures don't really have a place to rest comfortably. If enough bone remains underneath, dental implants may be the answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
18yo f diagnosis bilateral talus OCD 5yr ago. Nonopp tx, 2 excision&curettage, 2 bone graphs, are there tests to say why it doesn't work? / what do I do now?
Difficult: This is a tough problem to treat (there are no tests that I know of - it's just a tough problem to treat) and ultimately it may come down to trying to live/deal with the pain as much as possible vs more drastic surgery such as an ankle fusion. Ankle replacement surgery could be an option as well. Discuss further surgical treatment with your doctor and consider a 2nd or 3rd opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a painful dense mass near my mandible area (post-auricular area). It's not hard as bone but it's firm and tender. What could this be?
My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?
14yr son had tibia bone excision for what was thought an osteoid osteoma. Path came back as vascular malformation. What does this mean? Concerns?
Very corner along lower edge of mandible is tender to touch. No glands are swollen face doesn't appear swollen. Bone itself it seems. It does come and go. I have had tmj in the past but in don't know of that can be connected in that area?
Excisional biopsy R groin-now seems to be a lymph node near hip bone enlarging and painful. Results were negative for malignancy on biopsy. Normal?
I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?
Evaluation: While there is certainly a lot of individual variability and asymmetry with everyone's anatomy, there is always the possibility of pathology that may be affecting your perception of this. Schedule an exam with a dentist to start, express your concerns and get to the bottom of it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 months ago I had a molar extracted and developed a sequestration through a mandibular tori. The ulcer where the bone was exposed still hasn't healed?
I need 2 have 6 teeth pulled plus bone graph maxillary and mandibular dentall arches. Oral surgeon who can maxillary and mandibular. Augmentation or bone grafting from the hip coordinated with a ortho surgeon. Removal of 6 remaining teeth. 4 to 6 endosseo
I'm: I'm not sure what your question is. Are you looking for someone from the avvo panel who can help you with these procedures? If so, I am sure that the specialists from california will be able to refer you to a trusted colleague that they know in your area if they cannot help you. I have also edited your post to the oral surgery section. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad has an appt w/his e.n.t dr for questions we have before she does an excisional bx on his neck lymph node. What type of questions should I ask?
Excisional biopsy: What did the imaging study (CT or MRI) of the neck show? Was there any suspicious finding on the head and neck exam that would suggest a diagnosis and possible primary? What's the differential diagnosis on your father? Basically between reactive to infection or neoplastic? You would also ask about potential risk for nerve damage and impairment based on extent of dissection needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer