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I Have A Large Jaw
My friend a dental tech. He says I have largest impression he ever took in 20 years. Does this mean I have a large jaw?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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