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Doctor insights on: Inner Lower Jaw Bone Spur

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How do you know if you break or you have broken your lower jaw bone? What are the clues that you break it? What are the clues you have broken it?

How do you know if you break or you have broken your lower jaw bone? What are the clues that you break it? What are the clues you have broken it?

Irregular bite: Often times with a lower jaw, mandibular, fracture, there are several common symptoms. These include but are not limited to an irregular bite, tears in the gum, gingival, tissue, and numbness of the lower face. Due to the significant risk of serious infection, you should be evaluated by your nearest emergency department. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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If you press your lower jaw bone (under your lower jaw bone you press-up) hard enough to hurt, does it mean you broke the bone? Please be specific.

If you press your lower jaw bone (under your lower jaw bone you press-up) hard enough to hurt, does it mean you broke the bone? Please be specific.

Not necessarily: It usually takes a very significant blow to break the mandible (jaw bone). Tenderness on that bone when you push on it does not prove you broke it. Signs of a broken mandible include a "mis-fitting" of the teeth after the trauma which causes the fracture. ...Read more

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Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children?

Do bone cysts in the lower jaw bone go away in children?

Bony cysts: Bony cysts in children can go away on their own. However, they should be monitored because the lower jaw may be weakened. ...Read more

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So if you place one finger under your lower jaw bone and you press-up which touch the bone, will it break?

So if you place one finger under your lower jaw bone and you press-up which touch the bone, will it break?

Jaw bone: Although uncomfortable, it would be very unlikely to break your jaw bone by pressing on it. On the other hand if someone socks you in the jaw, it can be fractured or dislocated. ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age, till the cause is established, more often it is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas, let your doctor check you ...Read more

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Today I found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what I guess would be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

Today I found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what I guess would be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?

This could be an: Enlarged lymph node (a cyst is also a possibility) — if not resolving within several weeks or if it becomes red, hot, more enlarged or tender — seek medical attention. ...Read more

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If you fracture or break your lower jaw bone. Does the appearance look different? Please explain and be specific.

If you fracture or break your lower jaw bone. Does the appearance look different? Please explain and be specific.

Jaw fracture: It depends upon the nature of the break. If it is displaced or non displaced. If the healing fracture line causes callus formation or not. There are many variables and it is not a cut and dry answer. I hope this leads you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw. Yes?

I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw. Yes?

It's true: The healing time depends on the actual dental implant procedure performed, the surgical approach used and implant location (lower vs upper jaw). However, most cases require a healing period of 3 to 6 months before the prosthetic restoration can be finalized. ...Read more

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Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when I open to eat?

Woke up with a really swollen cheek with pain at the back by my jaw, and lower jaw bone pain, no toothache or gum tenderness, pain when I open to eat?

You need to be seen: Go see your dentist or ask for a referral to an endodontist or oral surgeon. The onset of swelling is suggestive of infection, and pain with opening might mean the infection has spread to the jaw joint space. Leaving it alone could result in progression that becomes serious quite quickly. If it is a tooth problem, your dentist can help point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the jaw to gradually accommodate to flattening of the condyle, bone spurs and disc fragments?

Is it possible for the jaw to gradually accommodate to flattening of the condyle, bone spurs and disc fragments?

YES: The jaw is an AMAZING bone...it will "accomodate" to a wide # injuries HOWEVER sound to me like you are referring to TM JOINT pathology! THAT needs to be treated by a trained oral health professional!!

Hope this helps!
Good Luck
DrZ ...Read more

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I have a bone spur in my jaw. Will it grow?

I have a bone spur in my jaw. Will it grow?

Bone Spur: Not necessarily — have it checked out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Been taking forteo for 16 dos. Have a bone spur growing into my sinus, now mid shin and rt. jaw pain. I want to stop these injections. Ideas?

TMD?& leg pain.: Statistically, jaw pain is a bite problem if near the ear or teeth if lower or midline. See dentist. Eli Lilly says " FORTEO is Rx [for] osteoporosis [patients] at high risk for. . . Fractures. . . " If you'd like to quit it, get a DEXA scan for bone density. Shin pain with your hx should be neuritic from the back. Try an epidural. Spur in a sinus-a cavity-shd be benign. No take oral cortisone. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, I would be more concerned. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Been diagnosed with frozen shoulder but arm turns red when raised at shoulder height and bent towards head, what causes this. I had surgery on 7-14-11 for impingement, bone spurs and part of bursae sack removed also have a small tear that was not repaired

Hard to tell: Agree with dr. Wood in part regarding color change. Probably worth examining. Would want more details on the "small tear" that wasn't repaired. If full thickness I would advise repair especially with continued pain. Stiffness may be just inhibition from the pain. Seek out a shoulder specialist this go round. There is a difference in skill set amongst surgeons so be careful next go round. ...Read more

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What causes pain above eye, sharp pain going up back of head and neck pain and occasionally facial irritation, had cervical MRI deg disc dis bone spur?

Neck vs Head: This could be occipital neuralgia where the pain originates from the occipital nerves in the back of the head and travel over the top to right above the eye. The other option would be that this could be coming from your neck due to the high cervical facets at c2/3 and c3/4. The nerves exiting this area can wrap around back of head and attach to the same place as occipital nerves. ...Read more

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What to do if infected bone in the lower jaw/tooth area?

What to do if infected bone in the lower jaw/tooth area?

See your dentist: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth, and the second most common is a gum or combination of both tooth-gum abscess. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Help: I was diagnosed with infected bone in the lower jaw/tooth area?

Osteomylitis: Usually a course of antibiotics does the trick. Should resolve in 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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I have been hit by many type of balls like volleyballs at least five times. All happens at my left lower jaw. Will it break my bone? Explain

I have been hit by many type of balls like volleyballs at least five times. All happens at my left lower jaw. Will it break my bone? Explain

Possibly : A hard enough blow can break (fracture) the jaw (mandible). To me, a fracture would be more likely if you were accidentally injured by your teammate's knee, elbow or head than by the volleyball. But I guess a direct blow from a hard serve could do it too. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Pain in lower jaw when mouth is opened pain goes to cheek bone area when opened wide

Pain in lower jaw when mouth is opened pain goes to cheek bone area when opened wide

Hello. : Hello. If this is a chronic problem you might want to see an oral surgeon to determine if you have temporomandibular joint disfunction or other dysfunction of the muscles or the jaw joint. ...Read more

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Hello can you please help me?i have some question!I had total teeth extraction on dec.3th and now i have bones on my lower jaw.solution?

Bones: If you are referring to pieces of bone sticking through the tissue this is not uncommon. It is dead and will come out on its own however you may want to see your surgeon to have the area checked and the pieces removed for comfort. Will you be getting implants to preserve your bone and stabilize the denture? Given your age that would be ideal. ...Read more

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Three teeth have been extract from the lower jaw, I plan on having inplants if there is no bone loss how long should I wait before I have a cbct scan?

Three teeth have been extract from the lower jaw, I plan on having inplants if there is no bone loss how long should I wait before I have a cbct scan?

About 3 months: Hopefully your dentist/surgeon grafted the sockets of your extracted teeth. Bone will usually begin to remodel almost immediately. If the sockets were not grafted then there is a good chance you will lose bone height and volume when it is healed enough to do the scan. If you lose too much bone you may not be able to have implants placed without an additional surgery to replace it. ...Read more

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Avn invade the upper&lower jaw bones (onj), out of 28 once healthy teeth 5 remain, 9 was extracted the rest came out on their own when will it end?

Avn invade the upper&lower jaw bones (onj), out of 28 once healthy teeth 5 remain, 9 was extracted the rest came out on their own when will it end?

Onj : You need to have a thorough evaluation with xrays and exam and pictures, by a local periodontist asap. I see many of these cases recently. And it is very unfortunate. ...Read more

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Can you have a dental bridge in the lower jaw first molar when there's bone loss in the gap of missing tooth?

Yes you can: Replace missing tooth with bone loss. In this case the fix bridge with sanitary pontic (a pontic which does not touch the edentulous ridge) is recommended. ...Read more

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At pt today had manual movement of skull bones. My front teeth still hurt and lower jaw still feels pushed forward. Never had this before. Weird?

Manipulation: I strongly suggest that you see a physician for a proper neurologic and musculoskeletal eval and assessment to rule out any significant pathology. I would also be concerned about nerve compromise and / or ligamentous instability caused from the manual manipulation that you underwent. ...Read more

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Can TMJ pain be felt in the actual bone on lower jaw and chin? Worried about cardiac issues but heart is fine other than PVCs and tachycardia.

Can TMJ pain be felt in the actual bone on lower jaw and chin? Worried about cardiac issues but heart is fine other than PVCs and tachycardia.

Yes: Pain is usually palpated among other areas in the bones and surrounding tissues of the jaw joint. See A TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a lower lumbar bone spur surgery?

How long will it take to recover from a lower lumbar bone spur surgery?

Depends: Everyone is different and every case is different. In general after a spine procedure, patients are walking around right away and most of the recovery happens in the first 6 weeks. However, improvement can continue for months. ...Read more

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I have bone spurs in my lower back a d what can I do to manaage the pain. What is considered low impact exerise to help?

I have bone spurs in my lower back a d what can I do to manaage the pain.  What is considered low impact exerise to help?

LBP: Consider weight control, postural changes, gentle stretching exercises, omega, etc. Low impact includes swim, walk, and bike. ...Read more

Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more