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Doctor insights on: Jaw Bone Inflammation

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What are the causes of jaw bone pain?

What are the causes of jaw bone pain?

Tooth: Or nerve problem. More likely one causing the problem in another. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Why is my jaw bone protruding so much?

Why is my jaw bone protruding so much?

Where?: What part of jawbone? Nothing should be changing at your age. see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Pain under left jaw bone near where you check pulse what could it be appeared out of nowhere 2 days ago ?

Neck pain: The area you feel the pulse is I the neck, so I assume the pain is in the neck, the structures in that area are blood vessels, muscle, lymph glands and nerves. Pain could be from any one of this. Pain from the neck joints/spines need to be considered also ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with marble bone disease in my jaw bone..the pain is excruciating. .what can I do to ease the pain?

Supportive care: Osteopetrosis (so called marble bone disease) inherited either recessive or dominant.Dense sclerotic bones.Osteopet. tarda later in life and usually asymptomatic.Arthritis and fractures can occur.Congenital forms, lethal requiring bone marrow transplants and some forms in children less severe with partial bone involvement.Treatment of tarda forms supportive.May need imaging to define fracture. ...Read more

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I'm 20. My cortical jaw bone has a noticable and sudden shrinkage. What might cause this? Any answer will help. Even a crazy one. Please?

I'm 20. My cortical jaw bone has a noticable and sudden shrinkage. What might cause this? Any answer will help. Even a crazy one. Please?

Bone changes slowly: Bone cannot suddenly shrink nor suddenly grow. That means one must sit back, gather the last 5 years of candid snapshots, and study them for a while... to figure out what would make a person perceive his jaw bone got smaller. It may be that something else got bigger, thus making the bone look smaller. Then, an appointment with an ENT doctor will help (bring the best series of snapshots along). ...Read more

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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

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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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Lump underneath my jaw bone on my kneck?

Lump underneath my jaw bone on my kneck?

Lymph node: The lump could be a swollen lymph node, if it is not resolving after a few days you should see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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The right side of my jaw bone hurts, what could this be?

The right side of my jaw bone hurts, what could this be?

TMJ inflammation: We have a joint between the lower jaw and the skull and this could be the source of pain stop chewing gum if you do to rest your jaw. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if you have a deteriorating jaw bone?

What exactly does it mean if you have a deteriorating jaw bone?

Bone Loss: The amount of bone is getting less. Since bone is necessary to hold any type of restoration, loss of bone significantly alters your future use and you restorative options. ...Read more

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My right jaw bone pops every time and is making it hard to chew. What can I do?

My right jaw bone pops every time and is making it hard to chew. What can I do?

Avoid gum or..: See a specialist. There are a number of non surgical ways to treat this condition and i would suggest seeing a dentist who specializes in treating the tmj. Check www.Aaop, org or www.Aacfp.Org for a dentist in your area. Treatment rarely involves extensive dental care or surgery. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read more

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How long can it take to heal from a jaw bone biopsy?

How long can it take to heal from a jaw bone biopsy?

It does depend: Also on size of biopsy - enucleation versus marsupialization, vs en-bloc resection and what pathology is/was. In general, 6-8 weeks of soreness, stiffness and point tenderness is all within normal limits. Best to have conversation at your follow-up because your oral and maxillofacial surgeon who performed this bone biopsy would know best. ...Read more

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Will jaw bone deteriorate if you extract 2nd bottom molar?

Will jaw bone deteriorate if you extract 2nd bottom molar?

Loss of teeth: Tends to cause loss of surrounding bone over time. The extent and rate varies greatly from individual to individual and also depends upon the location. That's just one of the reasons why it's generally very important to replace missing teeth. Some teeth are more important to replace than others. Discuss this issue with your own dentist. ...Read more

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How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental hygiene may reduce the chance of developing this problem. ...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