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Dr. Majid Jamali
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Large Jaw (Definition)

An enlarged jaw is a clinical finding in which the jaw is larger than in ...Read more


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I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

Masseter Hypertrophy: Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle. People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however. ...Read more

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I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

I have large jaw muscles and i know botox can slim it. Is there any other non-surgical way?

Nope: Masseter hypertrophy occurs in muscular men and certain asians. Botox has been used to reshape the face very predictably and safely by causing a certain amount of atrophy of the muscles. ...Read more

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What is considered a large jaw line?

What is considered a large jaw line?

Jaw Alignment: Usually this means that your lower jaw is prominent. A classic example is jay leno. ...Read more

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Can you have a small face and a large jaw line?

Can you have a small face and a large jaw line?

Relative: All things pertaining to size in anatomy are relative to other surrounding anatomical structures. A perfectly average size lower jaw may seem large if the skull or the upper jaw are small(er). It is all a matter of proportion. Large is only large relative to the position and function with neighboring bones, etc. ...Read more

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What is the large jaw-shaped tool used in gynecological exams?

Speculum: A speculum is an instrument a doctor uses to aid in visualization: in this case a vaginal/gynecological exam. ...Read more

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Im not sure if maybe if your born with micrognathia. To get a large jaw can exercise some certain muscle for it?

Im not sure if maybe if your born with micrognathia. To get a large jaw can exercise some certain muscle for it?

No: Micrognathia (actual definition micro=small gnathia=jaw) is rarely associated with environmental fetal issues and in the vast majority genetic factors, both result in being present at birth. There are no known exercises or any functional way of changing this until the proper stage of growth allows surgical intervention. Surgery is the only way of correcting micrognathia. ...Read more

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Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?

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

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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

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

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Can there be an operation to make your jaw larger?

Mandible augmentatio: You want your mandible to be larger. Yes surgery to bring the mandible forward is a surgery for malocclusion. A maxillofacial surgeon will work with your orthodontist. Your jaw line will improve. You may decrease the risk of tmj. Be well and walk everyday for health. ...Read more