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Severe Mandibular Pain
Undesirable habit: Thrusting the jaw forward forces the TMJs out of their sockets. When the jaw is placed in a forward position, undesirable tension in the submandibular region (lateral pterigoid muscle ) See an Orofacial Pain practitioner for habit evaluation and any underlying psychological or emotional cause for this excessive tension. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not to worry: Very normal finding in many patients. If no pain, no difficulty chewing, speaking, swallowing, then would not be concerned. If it gets bigger (even without other symptoms) then would recommend you see oral surgeon for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more
23F, large mandibular tori under tongue, but they cause no pain or discomfort. Are they in danger of getting larger, or painful?
Mandibular tori: Large, irregular shaped growths of bone on the inside of the mouth below the lower teeth. They are not harmful or dangerous, and once grown usually do not change. But like all living tissue, change or growth is possible. They can be painful if irritated or injured, including formation of ulcers. ...Read more
When I press down, there is a sore spot right on the mandibular angle, no swelling or pain, what can this be?
Muscle: Not sure where you are pressing - outside --> in, on top of gums, ??. If outside, it may be a sore / spasmed muscle. There is a sling of muscle (MTM) which wraps around this area. Possibly you have aggravated it. If so, see your Dentist to evaluate the cause. Clenching and grinding are the primary causes, and an occlusal guard can be very helpful. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My throat is sore after touching, soft pallete area, worried about soft pallete cancer.No sores or lumps.Had mild jaw pain.Gp says tempero mandibular?
Unlikely to be Cance: Cancer in the throat in a 27 year old is highly unlikely.So i would not worry about this problem. To figure out the cause of your throat pain, consider common things first, like a virus infection is a commmon cause of sore throat. Typically it lasts about 7-10 days and goes away on its own. All you need to do is be patient, take a tylenol or two if it is uncomfortable.Ent consult may be helpful ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mandibular joint, neck, & throat burning badly, joint pain (giving me headaches) lightheaded & dizzy. Double jaw dislocation 2 & 4 days ago. Help plz?
Orthodontic Rx: Neither clear aligners nor braces will reshape an asymmetric jaw. Asymmetric jaw position is another story. Braces are about twice as effective at repositioning teeth. Suggest you see a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist who can give you answers specific to resolving your malocclusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: Never seen nor heard of this happening in 34 years. They can be removed by an Oral Surgeon. At your age you have a long life to put up with them, so it may be of value to you to consider removal. See your Oral Surgeon for a consult. They have been known to increase in time , however, this is rare. Good Luck ...Read more
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