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Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

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 more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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How can I speed recovery from broken mandible bone?

How can I speed recovery from broken mandible bone?

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 more

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Excision of sesamoid bone 5th metatarsal What's the surgery and recovery like and what's the risk of waiting for surgery?

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

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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.

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

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Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis than other bones?

Why is the mandible more susceptible to osteomyelitis than other bones?

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

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Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

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 more

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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 more

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How does a bone graft to the mandible work?

How does a bone graft to the mandible work?

Well: The goal is to rebuild the bone volume that was lost. Sources of bone can come from your own body such as the lower jaw, skull, knee and hip. Other sources can be taken from cadaver, cow, synthetic or bone morphogenic protein. ...Read more

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Should I worry about bone graft to mandible?

Worried about what?: If you are worried about catching a disease from bone grafts, do not worry. There are strict protocols on all of the materials used for bone grafting to insure this does not happen. ...Read more

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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?

LN vs EIC: Lymph nodes and sebaceous cysts (eic) may be commonly found in the mastoid area (near the mandible / post auricular). ...Read more

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My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

My wife age 31is diagosed sebaceous cyst on left occipetal bone, at back of head. Dr. Said only solution is excision. Plz advise. Regards?

Correct advice: It is not an urgent matter, however, if the cyst is bothersome, the only reliable way to get rid of it is by surgical excision. It could be done under local anesthesia and it not a dangerous operation. Wish you and your wife good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Normal: Often after a lymph node biopsy in groin or under the arm the remaining lymph nodes will swell as a reaction to the surgery. this is a normal part of your body's healing mechanisms. The lymph node should go back to relatively normal size in 6 weeks to several months ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Infection: This can be as a result of a bone infection which is not allowing the tissue to heal. Need to see a surgeon to evaluate and treat. Treatment may require antibiotics and possible surgery. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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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?

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 more

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