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Remedies For Protruding Jaw
Jaw surgery: Jaw surgery is usually indicated for micrognathia. This most often requires orthodontic treatment, in addition, so coordination with an orthodontist is necessary. They will often refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has a lot of experience with this surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
If overbite is caused by misaligned jaw, am i too old for growth of jaw? Wil any functional appliance help jaw to grow? My ortho advic for jaw surgery
Complex: You have asked many questions. Functional therapy marginally effective in growing children, totally ineffective in non-growing adults. Depending on amount of skeletal imbalance, surgery may be required. Sounds like your Orthodontist gave you good advice. If concerned, seek opinion from another qualified Orthodontic Specialist and the Oral Surgeon he recommends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: If the teeth are in a normal position, a chin implant is good for a "slightly" small chin; if lots of projection is needed, movement of the chin itself is the best option. However, if the teeth are in an abnormal position, formal jaw surgery (moving teeth and chin together) may be necessary. See a plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 11 more doctor answers
What is it? I have jaw pain, clicking or popping sound from jaw, misaligned teeth (overbite, underbite, or crossbite) and difficulty talking. The foll
No vertical length: When you get a jaw surgery that advances the lower jaw forward, it can make the "chin to throat distance" longer and enhance the appearance of a tight neck, long jaw line, and the youthful look. This may also give the appearance of a longer neck, but this does not make the neck vertically longer. That would require making you taller in the cervical spine and i'm not aware of such a surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Temple is sore like a bruise but no mark. Ear pain, jaw clicking, pain under jaw bone to chin. Doc says TMD. Motrin doesn't help. TMJ cause this pain?
Clicking jaw, dizziness, neck pain, fullness near ear, over bite. Will OTC bite work for now till i see TMJ specialist in 3 weeks- ?
What surgerys can fix vertical growth of the lower jaw, can upper jaw surgery alone fix a long face with a long lower third?
An anti-inflammatory: There are a number of otc medications on the market for treating pain. Everyone responds and reacts to meds differently so you may have to find the one otc that provides you the most relief. If you do not have any contraindications, anti-inflammatory meds, i.e., aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs would be recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Jaw pain. Happened after root canal on L molar. Lower jaw tilted to L when mouth is opened. Dentist said do jaw exercise. RIght remedy? Other option?
Normal: The jaw and tooth can be sore following a root canal for several days. The tooth has been traumatized so there is an inflammatory response. Also jaw had to be opened wide and for extended time so muscles and joint strained. Your dentist wants you to care for your strained jaw with exercise, ice and heat, soft diet and controlled opening. Use ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for pain and reduce soreness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consultation: A consultation with a local oral surgeon/orthodontist team can give you the very best insight on what can be done, both orthodontically and surgically, for your specific situation. Time frame, costs, and expectations will all be discussed. All the best.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rinse and ice: A warm salt water rinse passively (not vigorous) passed through the mouth can alleviate some post-surgical pain, as well as keep the tissue healthy and encourage healing. Icing the surgical areas is also a good idea to reduce inflammation and pain, 10 minutes on, then ten minutes off, repeated as necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Hi. I am over 40 with a crossbite and lower protruding jaw. Recently I have been having headaches at night and feel uncomfortable placing my head on pillow. Will mouth guards help at night. Thanks?
Possibly: Bruxism guards help if you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth. It is unknown if you do so. Please consult with a local dentist to see if your protrusive occlusion is a contributing factor to your symptoms. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer