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Mouth Not Closing Properly
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can a broken eardrum will regenerate in time?
Mine is broken 9yrs ago and still i can feel air passing through it when i blow closing my mouth & nose.
Not always: As you can demonstrate, sometimes a slit / fissure will heal, but if significant structural damage/loss, then cannot on own. See an ENT dr for exam and options on reconstruction. ...Read more
What is the best path to take with a really bad overbite? Our seven year old daughter has a really pronounced overbite, to the point where she has trouble closing her mouth all the way at times. I've heard that there are surgeries to correct this, but mos
Conservative Rx: If teeth stick out (horizontal overbite, what dentists call "over jet") they can be repositioned. If problem is also skeletal. Upper jaw too far forward or lower jaw too far back, they can be repositioned. Surgery (in combination w braces) is usually reserved for non-growing adults. See a qualified orthodontic specialist who can guide your growing child's teeth and jaws into proper alignment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 one week now I have pain/tightness in left side of jaw at/around point of opening/closing. Hard to open mouth. Most pain in morning/evening ?
Hi, I was wondering If these symptoms could be anything serious, one eye not closing all the way and one side of the mouth is a little numb
Every night around the same time my throat gets right and i feer it closing up. I do noticed that my mouth is dry. Anxiety? Or what?
Been having a sensation of my throat closing for almost 5 months. Been to the emergency room twice abd they say nothing is wrong. The feeling affects the top of my mouth also. What could it be? Thanks!
Probably reflux: Stomach juice can come up into your throat causing a muscle at the top of your food tube to tighten. When this muscle tightens you feel like there's a lump in your throat and your throat is "closing". You need to stay away from acids you need to stop drinking coffee and try Prilosec over-the-counter in the morning and zantac before you have dinner. If that doesn't work you need to see an ENT doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Lump in tongue.Sorta movable.Feels like its connected to something.If i was closing my mouth it would be near my vampire teeth.Im 16. No tobaco.Cancr?
GET CHECKED: Unfortunately for oral pathology you need to have a dentist screen you for severity, it may be something normal that we see all the time. If not your dentist will send you to an oral surgeon for a second opinion. At your age i would not get too excited about cancer as it may be nothing or something benign that can be removed and forgotten about. Get it checked to assure you are safe and healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaw makes a clicking sound when opening and closing mouth. Also pain behind left ear when biting down on something. What could it be?
Jaw clicking: most likely a condition called TMJ. better see your dentist ...Read more
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