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Muscle Change Jaw
Does overusing the masseter muscle change the jaw bone shape or jaw appearance? Does it change the jaw bone making it less curve? Please be specific.
No: The shape of the jaw bone is determined by genetics and early function. The masseter (cheek) muscle may grow from overuse and affect the width of the face. You might only notice this in very lean persons. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Does overusing the masseter muscle change the jaw shape or jaw bone? It seems one side of my jaw is squarer than the other. The bone seems less curved
Yes: Yes. Read: http://drnissani.net/mnissani/bruxnet/Effects.htm You may want to see a TMJ expert. Botox may be indicated. ...Read more
Does overusing the masseter muscle change our jaw bone (the bone itself) shape? Or the muscle just give a wider jaw appearance but no harm to the bone
I am interested in getting jaw and/or chin implants, but fear that after building more muscle/maturing a bit more my face shape may change?
Talk to surgeon: Any plastic surgery is affected by age, weight and time to varying extents. Talk to a couple of different surgeons about what you want done, what you hope to achieve and the results both long term and short term of any procedure. Go with the doc who you trust most and do some research about the procedure on your own as well. ...Read more
Can one reverse the muscular changes and facial appearance changes from teeth grinding? My jaw has widened and hardened.Can the masseter muscle atophy
Is it normal for my breasts to change shape or look strange when raising my arms over my head? Is this because of muscles pulling?
Shape and ligaments: The breasts are actually shaped like a comma with a tail out toward the armpit. Therefore, the shape will be different than when you have your arms down. This actually occurs because of ligaments attaching to the breasts called cooper's ligaments. You are at the age where you should have a breast exam and a baseline mammogram and i would recommend seeing your doctor for that. ...Read more
What cause low testosterone, severe muscle wasting, 100lb wght loss, changes in color hair? Now the spouse has suddenly died of tumor in her head?
Doctor I'm very worried I have lots of symptoms I'm I'll 3 month.i have sex 7 years ago now night sweats lymph nodes.nail change.weight loss 5 kg . Head ace.muscle ache.taiard.etc HIV test negative 4th generation.what should I do now?
Depends on cause.: Sometimes, with severe abnormal weight loss, you can get temporal wasting. Consult your doctor to make sure you don't have severe occult underlying disease such as malignancy or infection. ...Read more
Surgery/splint/botox: If your muscle enlargement is due to clench/grinding - a nightguard may help. Botox can also work in the same situation. Occasionally, the muscles that are enlarged can be sculpted surgically by an oral surgeon. See a board certified oral surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I hv z muscle of the right cheek is thicker thn the lft one. Dntists told me that this is due to a problem in my jaw and no solution, any other help?
Masseter hypertrophy: Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, condition. Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, cognitive behavioral therapy and injection of very small doses of Botox A. See an orofacial pain specialist for consultation. They are the expert in this field. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was eating by one side for few months, and it lead to clicking in my left jaw and little dissimilar face. That side looks thin with loose muscles.:-\?
Overuse dysfunction: Form and function are two halves of a working structure. By using only one side you place more stress on one joint and the muscles, which may lead to a compromise in the form of a beginning dislocation (click). You should find a dentist in your area that treats these type of problems wth conservative means (splint / physical therapy) and work to establish a better functional position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was eating by one side for few months, and it lead to clicking in my left jaw.That side looks thin with loose muscles. Can dissimilarity be corrected?
TMJ issues: It does sound like you are having TMJ related problem. There are exercises you can do -- look for my tip on TMJ exercises. There is a link where you find them. Also, are you able to use both sides of your mouth equally now? If so, try to do it gradually, as your muscle strength builds up. Also, a bite guard may help especially at night when you have no control over your tmj. ...Read more
Yes: Sore muscles, muscle spasm are common in people who clench or grind their teeth. This can also happen from trauma. Your dentist can help you with this problem. In the mean time don't eat chewy or hard foods. Stick with a soft diet. Ice packs can help. Ibuprophen can also help but only for temporary relief. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more