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What can be done for an underdeveloped jaw and crooked teeth?

What can be done for an underdeveloped jaw and crooked teeth?

Consultation: A consultation with a local oral surgeon/orthodontist team can give you the very best insight on what can be done, both orthodontically and surgically, for your specific situation. Time frame, costs, and expectations will all be discussed. All the best.... ...Read more

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What to do if I have an overbite, i've had braces but my lower jaw is 'weak/underdeveloped'?

What to do if I have an overbite, i've had braces but my lower jaw is 'weak/underdeveloped'?

Skeletal Overbite: See an Orthodontist first for preliminary consultation, imaging and treatment options for skeletal overbite. The lack of coordination between the orthodontist and the oral surgeon will lead to a compromised result. ...Read more

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Smoked hookah heavily before my big growth spurt, now my jaws and other body bones are underdeveloped.possible that I stunted my growth? Can I fix it?

Smoked hookah heavily before my big growth spurt, now my jaws and other body bones are underdeveloped.possible that I stunted my growth? Can I fix it?

Nope: At 23, your growth is done and over with. There is nothing you can do at this point to improve growth. You can get your bone health better by eating an excellent diet, getting enough calcium and vitamin D, stopping ANY drugs that are not prescribed by your doctor and exercising every day as this goes a long way in improving bone density. ...Read more

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What are good ways to unlock your jaw?

What are good ways to unlock your jaw?

Not easy: If your jaw is "locked" then cartilage is in the way of closure. You have to manipulate your jaw to undo this. You can try gradually moving your lower jaw left and right and this sometimes will work. The other option is to open it a little more, slowly and hold it at each point to release the stuck point. These will usually work but you might need to see an ENT specialist to help. ...Read more

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What is the probability of dislocating my jaw?

What is the probability of dislocating my jaw?

Very low: Very low unless it has happened before. You can also have dislocated TMJ (jaw joint disk). The symptoms would be a clicking or popping joint, joint pain, limitation of oral opening, sometimes head and neck painl ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that my jaw made cracking noises?

Should i be concerned that my jaw made cracking noises?

YES: A normal joint is painless, noiseless and has a full range of motion. When any of these are violated it usually means something is going wrong that will not self correct. Conservative means are usually able to find a better jaw position and allow the structures to heal if interception is in time. Ask you dentist for help or a referral and the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if someone breaks their jaw?

Could you tell me what happens if someone breaks their jaw?

Can be repaired: Typically, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are trained to repair broken jaws through various means depending upon the extent and location of the fracture. ...Read more

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Tricks for unlocking my jaw and keeping it from getting locked?

Tricks for unlocking my jaw and keeping it from getting locked?

See a dentist: You should see a dentist who is experienced and knowledgeable in the treatment of temporomandibular dysfunctions for an evaluation. Short of that, don't eat hard foods, limit yawns, don't scream, don't chew gum, and again see a dentist to evaluate your teeth, possible bruxism, malocclusions, etc. ...Read more

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Left jaw pain?

Left jaw pain?

Abscess or Grinding: Your jaw pain could be developing from a nerve in a tooth dying (becoming necrotic) and starting an infection (abscess), or it can be from grinding your teeth. If the pain usually occurs in the morning when you first awake, it is most likely from grinding. If the pain is constant or comes on randomly during the day, it is probably an infection. Could be wisdoms as well. See your dentist asap. ...Read more

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