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What causes face asymmetry?

What causes face asymmetry?

Skin, fat, bone, etc: Alterations in shape of skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage and other tissues as well as tumors can all be causes of facial asymmetry, diagnostic imaging is often required. Many options for treatment are available depending on the underlying cause. See a plastic surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for an initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken ?

Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken ?

Yes, depending on: Extent of deformity. Also, maxillary teeth in bad repair can cause sinus problems. Have an oral or maxillo-facial surgeon take a look. It sounds like it is beyond scope of a general dentist. ...Read more

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How can I reverse my TMJ pain and the asymmetry it has caused my face ?

How can I reverse  my TMJ pain and the asymmetry it has caused my face ?

Asymmetry?: TMJ disorder do not cause asymmetry. You may have another abnormal developmental jaw disorder. See an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 21 year old guy n have a lil bit asymmetry jaw which makes my face look larger in the right side compares to the left.Can braces fix the unbalance?

Im 21 year old guy n have a lil bit asymmetry jaw which makes my face look larger in the right side compares to the left.Can braces fix the unbalance?

Only part of the ans: You are describing a common issue that varies by degree in all of us.If it is very noticeable, it is sometimes called hemi-facial microsomia. This occurs when both sides of the facial structure don't develop equally. Improvements can be made by building out the under developed side.This may require the areas of oral surgery, facial reconstructive surgery and orthodontics. ...Read more

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Ultrasound at 19 weeks shows asymmetry on the head,but grey matter n ventricles normal, with no midline shift,what could this mean. ?

Ultrasound at 19 weeks shows asymmetry on the head,but grey matter n ventricles normal, with no midline shift,what could this mean. ?

Very difficult : To say. This may be a neutral finding and not have any consequences. Still this can be followed with ultrasound to see if anything progress. Even then if there is little change in its appearance developmental milestones will need to be met by the child. No easy answers ...Read more

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See my pic one jaw heavy n tilt cause asymmetry and uncomfortng itching feelng on less heavy part furcher cause head ache, heavy jaw also pops (tmj)?

See my pic one jaw heavy n tilt  cause asymmetry and uncomfortng itching feelng on less heavy part furcher cause head ache, heavy jaw also pops (tmj)?

Probably infection: Appears likely to be an infected tooth/teeth. Hard to say without x-rays and exam. Should see a dentist asap. If jaw pops, probably also have a tmj/tmd issue. Be sure to discuss with the dentist when you are seen for the potential infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Asymmetric face?

What is the definition or description of: Asymmetric face?

Asymmetric face: Asymmetric face is when one side of face is different form other .This can occur due to stroke or fascial nerve paralysis. ...Read more

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My friend have asymmetric face. He is worried coz as he getting older his face getting more asymmetric. Please suggest somthing.

My friend have asymmetric face. He is worried coz as he getting older his face getting more asymmetric.  Please suggest somthing.

CT scan: Facial asymmetry may be caused by trauma, congenital predisposition or tumors/cysts/neoplasia. See an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon. CT facial bones generally recommended. ...Read more

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Im a twin. Does anyone else have an asymmetric face?

Im a twin. Does anyone else have an asymmetric face?

Everyone does: Everyone's face is asymmetrical. If you look very closely you'll see one ear is higher than the other, one eye may be lower and the corners of your mouth maybe off, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Noticable super asymmetric face in one twin and not the other. Should I say something?

Noticable super asymmetric face in one twin and not the other. Should I say something?

About what ?: The crowding of twins in the womb often result in some initial distortions in their newborn appearance that disappear with time after they are out of the confined space of the womb.Unless you are skilled in recognizing this, and understand it, your input is more likely to be seen as cruel and judgmental. ...Read more

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29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

29 year-old woman who has been suffering malocclusion and tinnitus since a facial fracture 5 years ago, is now looking for her first surgical.....?

Team treatment: Patient suffered dental and skeletal displacement and fractures. These anatomic malrelationship said have to be restored to normal for resolution of am atomic malrelationship said. Team should be assembled chaired by both an Orthodontist and an Oral surgeon who communicate well with each other and who have a track record of treating Orthognathic cases. Team should also include ENT, neurologist, general physician, perhaps a periodontist, and a restorative dentist. But most important, align upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, then properly align jaws to rest of Craniofacial-facial structures and to each other. ...Read more

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Shockwave in my head?

Shockwave in my head?

Hard to say: Hard to know what the question is but if new severe headache this is reason to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Why my face its ichy?

Many things: Many types of skin conditions can make your facial skin itch. Start by avoiding make up products, use a fragrance free soap and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. and get it evaluated and treated , best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Feel weird light head ?

Feel weird light head ?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

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Why is my head so flat?

Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, i don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! that is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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I have paon in my head?

I have paon in my head?

?Head ache: If you have tried head ache medicine, and still have pain in your head, see a dr for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more