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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Underdeveloped Upper Jaw Bone

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Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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I have a bump on my upper jaw bone?

I have a bump on my upper jaw bone?

Need examination: See an oral surgeon who can help diagnose and treat problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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What are the symptoms of a tooth abcess spreading to your upper jaw bone ?

What are the symptoms of a tooth abcess spreading to your upper jaw bone ?

Swelling & Pain: Pus draining out of your gum may also be seen. If you have an abscess, please see a dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer Dr. Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
34 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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How long would it usually take to fit two dental implants on the upper jaw bone?

How long would it usually take to fit two dental implants on the upper jaw bone?

Anatomy and quality: There are anatomical restrictions that make the site either ideal or not: proximity to the nasal sinus is an important factor, as are the roots of adjacent teeth. It is more important to plan well, have spot on imaging and use proper case selection. The speed of the doctor is really unimportant, the quality of the diagnostics and the procedure are most vital. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw.Yes?

I am hearing that a dental implants takes as long as 6 months to properly osseointegrate into an upper jaw bone vs. around 3 months for lower jaw.Yes?

It's true: The healing time depends on the actual dental implant procedure performed, the surgical approach used and implant location (lower vs upper jaw). However, most cases require a healing period of 3 to 6 months before the prosthetic restoration can be finalized. ...Read more

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Dr. Hedi Kermani Dr. Kermani
Dentistry - Orthodontics
19 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Will a slight overbite mean you have a small upper jaw (maxilla), and small lower jaw (mandible)?

Will a slight overbite mean you have a small upper jaw (maxilla), and small lower jaw (mandible)?

It's the opposite!: A slight overbite refers to a slightly more protruded (larger) upper jaw and a smaller lower jaw. A smaller upper jaw compared to the lower jaw is referred to as an underbite. ...Read more

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani Dr. Chandwani
Pain Management
7 years in practice
Other
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My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

Should not.: Fractured bone should not typically cause any mental problems. But if you have had chronic pain in the region of the jaw, it could very well cause behavioral/mental symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Ritz Dr. Ritz
Dentistry
42 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Can you describe what is and treatment for a lump located on my neck under the left side of jaw bone, ?

Needs examination: Sorry but no way to tell without a thorough exam. Anything less would be pure guess. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

After orthodontics treatment ,feeling pain in lower jaw bone when mouth closed.Due to this cant keep my mouth closed ,have to keep it open.please help?

Straight Talk: A beautiful smile is meaningless if a patient cannot function normally. If the origin of the problem is a result of muscular hyperactivity, it is a good idea to have your bite digitally balanced by your orthodontia/dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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Pain in upper jaw (not teeth, more cheek bone). Dull but intense, only left side Been battling a cold/cough for a week or so. ?

Pain in upper jaw (not teeth, more cheek bone).  Dull but intense, only left side Been battling a cold/cough for a week or so. ?

Good chance: Good chance it's a sinus problem. Try sitting in a chair, then lower your head between your knees. If pressure intensifies it's probably sinus...see your Physician. If pressure remains constant, may be an abscess...see your Dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. George Hanna Dr. Hanna
Dentistry
12 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Help docs! i had 2 dental implant done in my front-upper jaw. Is this normal for bone-grafted dental implant?

Help docs! i had 2 dental implant done in my front-upper jaw. Is this normal for bone-grafted dental implant?

Yes: If the dentist performing the procedure determines that the site does not have enough bone, you will need bone graft to help the implant stabilize. if there is not enough bone, the implant will fail. check with the dentist to determine if bone graft is needed. you can send me xrays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis Dr. Davantzis
Dentistry
36 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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I've had two bone graft done for implants on my upper jaw front tooth but both times bon graft failed should I give up hope on implants?

I've had two bone graft done for implants on my upper jaw front tooth but both times bon graft failed should I give up hope on implants?

Unanswered questions: Why did the bone graft fail twice? Are you a smoker? Are there any underlying medical conditions? Is the bony defect large? So many unanswered questions... Hard to advise you without an examination and answers. Please see another oral surgeon for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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I need a 4 unit dental bridge that is 2 dental inplants supporting a segment of 4teeth on the left side upper jaw and bone graft .Would thispainfull?

I need a 4 unit dental bridge that is 2 dental inplants supporting a segment of 4teeth on the left side upper jaw and bone graft .Would thispainfull?

Is not painful.: Pain is a common concern among patients planning to get dental implants. Ironically, dental implant placement is the least uncomfortable procedure in oral surgery. Because dental implant surgery is performed with local anesthesia or sedation, the procedure itself is not painful. After the surgery, some degree of pain and discomfort is to be expected. Your surgeon will prescribe a painkiller. ...Read more

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Dr. Nishan Odabashian Dr. Odabashian
Dentistry - Endodontics
26 years in practice
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

Trauma?: Was this the result of an accident, or some traumatic injury? If yes, then need to see an oral surgeon. If you broke your wisdom tooth due to large decay, then it is likely infected, and you need to see an oral surgeon also. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Singer Dr. Singer
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
54 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

How does taking Fosamax (alendronate) affect the jaw bone?

Rarely does.: If Fosamax (alendronate) is taken for more than 5 years a very small percentage of patients may develop necrosis of a portion of the jaw. Good dental hygiene may reduce the chance of developing this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
Dentistry
35 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Needing expert help. I have this very painful gums/ jaw bone?

Needing expert help. I have this very painful gums/ jaw bone?

Jaw Pain: You need to see your dentist to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment to alleviate your pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum Dr. Apfelbaum
Dentistry
47 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Dr. Dinh Bui Dr. Bui
Dentistry
19 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Can jaw bone grow after bone grafting?

Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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How can I tell if my jaw bone is bruised?

MRI: If you want to know if the bone of the jaw bruise you need MRI test. ...Read more

Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand Dr. Hand
Radiology
17 years in practice
Georgia Health Sciences University College of Dental Medicine
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What does having jaw bone cancer look like?

Bony destruction: A plain film or ct would usually show an area of bone destruction, expansion, or abnormal increased bone density. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more