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Remedies For Enlarged Jaw
Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can pharyngitis cause enlarged jaw lymph nodes? For longer period. Or can tonsillar stone can cause enlarged jaw lymph node?
Yes, to both.: Certainly, pharyngitis can cause enlargement of lower jaw lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can become enlarged and tender in response to any regional or local infection. Keep taking your antibiotics and find out the results of your throat culture! See your doctor if you don't steadily improve. Get well soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have acromegaly is it poss to just grow taller but have NO other growth changes--enlarged jaw, nose, hands, feet (shoe size now smaller), etc.?
Finished growing?: A person can grow taller if she has not finished growing. A person cannot grow taller if she has already finished growing. Height growth finishes during the late teen years, or occasionally to age 21 or 22. There are internet stories of people growing taller at older ages, but those are science fiction stories... may be fun reading, but that's it. ...Read more
Relative: All things pertaining to size in anatomy are relative to other surrounding anatomical structures. A perfectly average size lower jaw may seem large if the skull or the upper jaw are small(er). It is all a matter of proportion. Large is only large relative to the position and function with neighboring bones, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend a dental tech. He says I have largest impression he ever took in 20 years. Does this mean I have a large jaw?
Im not sure if maybe if your born with micrognathia. To get a large jaw can exercise some certain muscle for it?
No: Micrognathia (actual definition micro=small gnathia=jaw) is rarely associated with environmental fetal issues and in the vast majority genetic factors, both result in being present at birth. There are no known exercises or any functional way of changing this until the proper stage of growth allows surgical intervention. Surgery is the only way of correcting micrognathia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Masseter Hypertrophy: Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle. People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Multiple : Misaligned jaw can be from trauma. Kids fall a lot, and sometimes jaw bone becomes fractured, or from disharmonious jaw size where upper and lower jaws don't match each other, or from incorrectly positioned teeth causing bite to shift on closure, or from habits such as digit sucking. Could be from one of many medical syndromes. Please call growth and development expert, an orthodontist. ...Read more
Cause Unknown: Hypercementosis is a deposit of an unusually thick layer of a normal hard tooth substance called Cementum around the root of a tooth or teeth. The cause is unknown It can cause discomfort in the affected tooth or even pain. Because the excess cementum can fuse the tooth to the jawbone or an adjacent tooth, it can make treatment difficult. If no pain, no treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. The medication used alone cannot provide adequate help. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is TMJ treatment painful? I've been told I have tmj, and am going to need treatment to realign my jaw. Is this a painful procedure, because it really has me worried.
Normally not: If you are seeing a tmj/tmd specialist, many would consider conservative treatment first before ever suggesting a surgical approach. The conservative approach may create some discomfort, but the pain hopefully would really be non-invasive and mild. Though, there is no way of telling because it may depend on the severity of your problem. Get a consultation and possibly a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Jaw dislocation: When dislocation does occur, the patient is in obvious distress with pain that increases at each attempt to close his/her jaw. The mandible is locked open with contact only between the most posterior teeth and an anterior open bite. Preventive treatment involves training the patient to restrict maximum opening range to avoid a recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mandible fracture: How old are you? do you have teeth surrounding the fracture? what did the doctor who ordered the x-ray tell you? usually with a non-displaced, hair-line fracture management consists of soft diet and decreasing repetitive stress (chewing gum) and eliminating external trauma. Can take Motrin, aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) for any discomfort. it will take around 3 months to achieve sufficient healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Treatment will depend upon the type of "dislocation". Evaluation by your dentist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can hopefully diagnose if your problem is a skeletal problem where your mouth may be locked wide open or a problem with the disc or meniscus where your mouth may be slightly open and not be able to close with either scenario. Additional studies are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers