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Protruding Upper Jaw
Xrays needed first: Protruding upper jaw can have skeletal and sytemic implications as well as dental implications. Here, i will address the dental: special xrays will help evaluate the need for orthodontic correction for the protruding upper jaw. In some instances surgical correction may also be needed. A comprehensive evaluation by a team of specialists would be appropriate. ...Read more
I feel a change in my jaw overnight. My bottom jaw struggles to meet with my upper jaw and i want to know why this is happening? Happened overnight!
Nocturnal bruxism: It has been defined as the clenching, grinding or gnashing of the teeth during sleep. The condition is a common finding in many individuals, it appears to be an initiating factor in tmd/tmj. The prolonged clenching is believed to be more harmful to the tmjs and muscles than grinding is. Night stabilization splint will protect your dentition and stabilize your jaw. See orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more
Age defendant: The younger the patient, the more effective the procedure. Adults, because the 2 halves of the upper jaw have fused, require surgery plus expander. PLEASE be evaluated by a fully qualified Orthodontist to evaluate your individual malocclusion. Initial examination usually complimentary. And beware the Snake Oil salesman. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jaw surgery: Typically a protruding lower jaw (prognathism) is handled with a combined orthodontic and maxillofacial surgical treatment plan. Exactly what procedure is performed depends on the relationship of your jaws to eachother as well to the cranial base. Special x-rays and more current ct scans are taken to evaluate this. It may require lower, upper, or upper&lower jaw surgery. You should have a consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chin reduction: If your bite is correct, but the chin and jaw appear to be protruding surgical intervention can still be a good option. Under the care of a skilled surgeon, some of your chin can be reduced in size to give the appearance of a less protruding jaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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