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Subungual Exostosis Surgery
Most likely not: Buccal exostosis are a bone mass growth on the outer part of the gum. At first they may seem like a tooth growing out of place. These can happen on the lower or upper parts of the mouth. These bone growths are not malignant and can be removed with surgery. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Heel spur: Calcaneal exostosis is a bone spur on the heel bone. These can occur either on the bottom of the heel where it is very often associated with plantar fasciitis , or on the back of the heel where it is often associated with achilles tendinitis. Removing them requires surgery but about 90% of the time the associated pain or inflammation can be successfully treated without surgery. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Ear Roto-rooter: Surfer's ear results in hearing loss as the bony growth closes the ear canal down for business. In order to restore hearing, surgery is required in the form of canaloplasty, a painful orgy of power tools within your head requiring an average two-month recovery. Shunning doctor's orders of a high and dry healing process is ill-advised and could land you back in surgery! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
TMJ Exostosis: I'm not aware of any literature that suggests that bisphosphonates such as Fosamax can lead to exostoses of the tmj. Usually we see TMJ exostoses as a result of trauma or arthritis. You don't describe any symptoms. Have you had an MRI or a ct? Usually these are diagnostic. An exostosis that is asymptomatic requires no treatment. You should see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in consultation. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Surgery: Removal of exostosis usually done as a preprosthetic surgery to prepare the mouth for better functional partial denture or complete denture. It is a simple surgery since there is no danger to possible nerve damage. A full flap is raised, bone can be chisel or grind away, flap suture with complete closure. Healing expected without pain within 1 week. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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