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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 9 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
I'm 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
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
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
If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?
Finished growing?: A person can grow taller if she has not finished growing. A person cannot grow taller if she has already finished growing. Height growth finishes during the late teen years, or occasionally to age 21 or 22. There are internet stories of people growing taller at older ages, but those are science fiction stories... may be fun reading, but that's it. ...Read more
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
Yes: But treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach to be successful. If you only move the jaws, the teeth will no longer match and work properly. So you need to see an Orthodontist who will team with an Oral Surgeon, or an Oral Surgeon who will team with an Orthodontist, for proper result. ...Read more
Child has a round thing in her skin by her jaw. It moves around around when we push it and gos into her cheek. What is it? Should we be worried? We can't tell what it is, it causes no pain but it is rather large. Since it moves around so much when we tou
More info?: How big is it? Where is it located? By your description and the fact that there is no pain, it probably is not a deep structure that is infected (like the parotid gland). However, the duct from the parotid gland (stenson's duct) terminates in the cheek near the upper molars. It has an opening with tissue surrounding it, and if you push it will "go in" but will not hurt. This could be "it". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No. It's genetic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lump in jaw.: Many things. I would go to Dr as some are not good. ...Read more
See oral surgeon: Hard to say without more information. See an oral surgeon ASAP. ...Read more
See below: Depends on reason for enlargement of lymph node and location. If it is an infectious nodes then treat infection. If it is suspicious for lymphoma (less likely) then a biopsy is needed. Then according to the type of lymphoma we usually recommend monitoring for less aggressive ones and chemo for more aggressive lymphomas. In either way you need to see a doctor for this. ...Read more
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