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I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

Evaluation: While there is certainly a lot of individual variability and asymmetry with everyone's anatomy, there is always the possibility of pathology that may be affecting your perception of this. Schedule an exam with a dentist to start, express your concerns and get to the bottom of it! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have induration just below earflap and 2 cm above the mandibular angle between ramus of the mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle?

Is it normal to have induration just below earflap and 2 cm above the mandibular angle between ramus of the mandible and sternocleidomastoid muscle?

Not normal: Induration is never a normal finding. When tissue becomes inflamed either from an infectious or non infectious source, hormones are released in the local area that result in a series of events causing redness, warmth, pain, and swelling as the capillaries in the area become more "leaky" causing induration. The area you describe has many different potential causes. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is mandible?

What is mandible?

Lower jaw bone: Your mandible is your lower jaw bone. ...Read more

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How far can I widen my mandible?

How far can I widen my mandible?

Unclear: Your question is a little confusing to me. Unless you have a special kind of mandibular distraction surgery, you really can't make the mandible wider. If you mean widening the opening of the mouth, that varies on your jaw joints and the surrounding muscles. Maybe you could try to re-word your question. ...Read more

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Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Is it bad to jut the mandible foward?

Undesirable habit: Thrusting the jaw forward forces the TMJs out of their sockets. When the jaw is placed in a forward position, undesirable tension in the submandibular region (lateral pterigoid muscle ) See an Orofacial Pain practitioner for habit evaluation and any underlying psychological or emotional cause for this excessive tension. ...Read more

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What can I eat if I a broken mandible?

What can I eat if I a broken mandible?

Ask your surgeon: There are many kinds of mandible fractures and there are different treatments for each kind. Some need surgery some just a soft diet. Ask your surgeon what is right for you. ...Read more

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What is right mandibular sinus disease?

Don't know...: The mandible is the jaw, and there is no sinus in the jaw. Are you sure you don't mean right maxillary sinus disease? If so, that means the sinus (air-filled space) beneath your cheek bone above your upper teeth. As far as the 'disease' part, the most common thing is inflammation, or sinusitis, which can cause stuffy nose, pain/pressure feeling, +/- infection. Ask your md for clarification. ...Read more

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Can you do local infiltration on mandibular molars?

Can you do local infiltration on mandibular molars?

Sometimes: Sometimes the bone around lower molars is then enough, or the tooth periodontally involved enough, to get adequate anesthesia with local intilrtration. Articaine works best for infiltration. If the tooth is surrounded by think bone, or is impacted, a nerve block anesthetic will be required. ...Read more

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How long does a mandible take to heal so you can eat?

How long does a mandible take to heal so you can eat?

Depends on fracture: Severe fractures may take 6-8 weeks to fully heal and some even need to have the upper and lower teeth wired or elastic banded together. So what and when can you eat all depends on the injury. Ask your surgeon what's appropriate. ...Read more

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