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Remedies For Protruding Jaw
See a surgeon: A "portruding jaw" can be treated with orthognathic jaw surgery. No longer does jaw surgery require having your teeth wired shut, so see your local oral and maxillofacial surgeon to see what options are availabe to you. ...Read more
Protruding lower jaw means that the lower jaw is longer than normal or the upper jaw is shorter than normal. This is usually accommodated by the lower teeth being more forward then the upper teeth or the lower teeth are tipped backwards to meet the upper teeth. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your jaws and make appropriate referral to specialists to correct ...Read more
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 more
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 more
Prognathism: Protruding lower jaw means that the lower jaw is longer than normal or the upper jaw is shorter than normal. This is usually accommodated by the lower teeth being more forward then the upper teeth or the lower teeth are tipped backwards to meet the upper teeth. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your jaws and make appropriate referral to specialists to correct the problem if indicated. ...Read more
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read more
Talk to your dentist: Not enough details to say, but if you had corrective jaw surgery, I suspect that you have an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a general dentist as a team by your side. Your treatment may still be in progress, but be sure that you talk to one/all and let them know your concerns. ...Read more
My open bite has been corrected with braces so my dentist is not going to continue with my scheduled jaw surgery. How do I correct my protruding jaw?
5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?
Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more
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
Recovery in a 41 y/o: It of course depends on many factors, but at age 41 it can take a lot out of you. The first week can be pretty rough...Lots of swelling and numbness, some pain but should be manageable, liquid diet, lots of rest. After the first week, recovery speeds up, but still takes about 6 weeks to completely recover from. In my experience most healthy patients return to work in 3 weeks. ...Read more
Had several protruding discs only C3 C4 acdf I still have same symptoms but now have jaw pain and swelling can this be from other discs not removed?
No: Jaw symptoms typically not seen in cervical disc disease. Might want to see ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Can invisalign be used for retreatment of protruding lower jaw. The 1st lower premolar needs to be extracted and the space filled. Class 3 bite.?
Can being too skinny/underweight make my jaw/cheek muscles tight and painful? I have naturally protruding cheekbones, but never hurt until recently.
Muscle spasms: Having tight and painful jaw muscles can be due to stress, especially in a young 21 year old. Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, can also be a symptom of over active jaw muscles. Since the muscle relaxants and pt haven't helped, I recommend an evaluation by your dentist to see if bite correction (splint, orthodontics, etc) can help. If you have done this, consider biofeedback or relaxation therapy. ...Read more
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
The underside of the head part of my penis has small white things growing on it, like a lot of protruding dots. Is this serious?
May be. ..: Those described spots might have been there all your life long and may represent inborn benign pale spots on the sides of frenulum of foreskin. So, you may just watch them for 1-3 months if not hurting but keeping growing in size and number; if not, they may be what I described; if growing, seek pro-evaluation so to decide what they are and how to handle them timely. ...Read more
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 more
My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?
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 more
I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?
Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Two concerns: See either an oral surgeon or a dentist with extensive experience and training in treating patients with TMJ problems, depending upon the degree if dislocation and your specific circumstances, several different techniques may be necessary. The bigger concern is long prevention and management. ...Read more
Jaw Joint pain:
Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj.
The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more
TMJ: Could be temperomandibular joint derrangement from injury or bad bite which results in this complex joint not working smoothly. You need to see a dentist who will take an xray that shows if the joint is abnormal as well as checking if your bite is off. ...Read more
What is the worst case scenario if I ignored my dislocated jaw and not going for a medical treatment?
More problems: Scar tissue might develop and your jaw might never get back into its proper place and your teeth won't meet properly unless surgery is performed, and then there are all the complications that can occur post surgery. It'll be easier for you to get this taken care of right now. ...Read more
Still got jaw pain three years after onset of TMJ despite every treatment. Is this likley to go on its own?
TMJ: It would be helpful to know what treatments you have had. 90+% of TMJ can be treated successfully with a hard acrylic nightguard splint and patient compliance. Seek a dentist who has had extra training in TMJ treatment. Surgery is the last and worst option. Sometimes orthodontics to correct malocclusions is required as well as splint therapy. Let us know how it turns out. ...Read more
I'm wondering what is the worst case scenario if I ignored my dislocated jaw and not going for a medical treatment?
Best 2 B Cn: C an oral surgeon ; have it evaluated, a mouth piece may help ligaments repair ; x-rays may show correctable bone lesion or fracture. Better safe than sorry. U have a long life ahead of u ; it would b 2 bad if u missed something that may cause u permanent problems. ...Read more
Pain right side jaw when clenching down or opening too wide. Gets worse when tired, stressed, or when waking up. Stretching helps. Causes/treatment?
This sounds like TMJ dysfunction, which is most commonly caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Bruxism is often a stress-related habit.
See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. One type of treatment is a custom-made bite guard usually worn at night while sleeping.
It is also vital to not brux during waking hours.
Talk to your dentist for advice and treatment. ...Read more
Think I have tmd, no pain just popping in my jaw. What are treatment options? Also what else could it besides tmd? And can I make this go away on my own?
Popping in jaw:
Popping in the jaw may be the condyle (jaw joint) dislocating when you chew or open wide. This is often the result of bruxism...Chronic teeth grinding or clenching.
If you are bruxing, you can be fitted for a nightguard at your dentist. Also notice if you are bruxing during the day, at work or while driving. Your teeth should only touch when you are chewing. ...Read more
Jaw infection: Anyone with a 'jaw infection' as you describe it is playing with fire without a definitive diagnosis. While most jaw infections in a 16 year old are likely minor or insignificant, some aren't. And 'home remedies' for any infection are a recipe for disaster. Get an exam and follow the recommendations of a doctor! ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a possible tooth erupting in the spce where the lower and upper jaw meet?
Depends: Depends it this erupting tooth will be of use. If it is then orthodontic treatment may be the best treatment. If the erupting tooth will be non functional, then it may be better off to extract the tooth. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and xrays. ...Read more