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Doctor insights on: Recessed Jaw

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What causes jaw to lock up?

What causes jaw to lock up?

Displaced disk: Your jaw may be locked, which means that the articular disk that joins the upper and lower jaws (maxilla and mandible, ) may be out of place. It may be displaced forward and does not allow the mandible to get back to its comfortable position and the lower teeth therefore do not come together. ...Read more

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How to get a good jaw line?

How to get a good jaw line?

If your are: seeking cosmetic assistance, you can try a dermal filler to help define your jawline better, or look into plastic surgery. Please discuss these options with your cosmetic or plastic surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why does my jaw keep cracking?

Why does my jaw keep cracking?

TMJ: This could be an issue with the temporomandibular joint (tmj). If you just hear a sound while chewing... That is the movement of the condyle of the jaw bone in the joint space. A popping sensation could be a problem with the joint cavity. A pain when chewing or talking could be inflammation of the joint space. ...Read more

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Is chin/jaw reduction worth it ?

Is chin/jaw reduction worth it ?

See a PlasticSurgeon: A well-defined chin helps to provide balance to the face and creates a cosmetically pleasing profile. Jaw reduction puts the whole facial frame into the right proportion. See a plastic surgeon for computer simulation and final decision. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw keep locking up?

Why does my jaw keep locking up?

Displaced cartilage: The problem is most likely the result of a piece of cartilage in the TMJ slipping out of its normal position and preventing the mandible (lower jaw) from moving properly. The first thing to do is stop chewing gum or very hard foods to keep from irritating it and get it examined by a dentist with experience in TMJ treatments. The range of possible treatments is large so accurate diagnosis is a must. ...Read more

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Why is my jaw trying to lock up?

Why is my jaw trying to lock up?

TMJ Disc Displaced: This condition is characterized by displacement of the disc on closing followed by a failure to reduce the disc on opening and cause the jaw lock. The disorder is sometimes referred as "closed lock.". Initial therapy should be directed toward reducing the disc displacement through a manual mobilization. Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist for conservative solution. Very common and treatable. ...Read more

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Does your jaw thicken as you age?

Jaws grpw: You jaw will continue to grow until the age of 12 to 15, but sometimes it may grow slightly longer. The growth should be symmetrical and there should not be any pain or problems. Seek professional help if it appears that this may be anything but normal growth. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of jaw--causes?

Pain on left side of jaw--causes?

Need more Info: Anatomy (what is there) dictates what might be the problem. Jaw bone? Teeth? Muscles? Tmj? Gland? How long ago did it start? Previous trauma? Swelling? Infection? If it doesn't go away and bothers you, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can i make my jaw bigger/stronger?

Can i make my jaw bigger/stronger?

No: The size of your jaw is what it will be based on your genetics, eating exercises your jaw would really not recommend anything unusual as it may damage the joint (tmj). ...Read more

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What should I do about my jaw lockin?

What should I do about my jaw lockin?

Open and rock: This is due to dysfunction of the temporal mandibular joint just below the ear. The cartilage catches on the other side of the joint and clicks as the joint moves. Sometimes the cartilage catches the other side and the jaw locks. If this starts to happen, do not try to close the morth - but keep it open, rock the joint from side to side and yawn and usually the jaw will snap into place. ...Read more

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