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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


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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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Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?

Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline.  Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing.  Bone growth?

See ENT : Parotid glad and tumor or infection can do that! Could be aN enlarged node also- Be examined soon. May need imaging and even biopsy ...Read more

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Do bone marrow aspiration hurt?

During and After: I had bone marrow aspirated twice. Under local anesthesia the answer is kinda - it is the most unusual sensation and feels like someone is sucking the marrow out of your hip. While it was unpleasant, it was not terrible. As a bone marrow donor the answer is yes post-operatively the areas of the hips are very sore while there is no pain while the bone marrow is aspirated under general anesthesia? ...Read more

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Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Dental implant related to jaw bone loss?

Not Usually: Dental implants actually prevent bone loss as long as they are placed correctly, restored correctly and you have no other underlying medical issues. That being said, if the implant is not restored correctly and there is too much lateral force placed on it, you can actually get bone loss. ...Read more

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Swalling right upper collar bone?

Swalling right upper collar bone?

More info: Where, painfull, moveable, actually attached 2 bone, how long has it been there, has it ever been x-rayed or been eval by ortho? Give us a little more info & may b able 2 answer. It's more of a statement with a ? After it. ...Read more

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Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Sore gums, trouble swallowing, swelling of cheek, ?

Dentist asap!: You many have one or more dental problems. You need to see a dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough evaluation. Your symptoms of trouble swallowing and swelling are of particular concern. If you have an infection, which is likely, it can spread and progress rapidly, and may cause serious complications. It can even turn into a life threatening episode! emergency. ...Read more

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Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Maybe: Lack of absorbtion of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/102/2/e22.Full). ...Read more

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Help! can anything slow bone resorption after tooth loss?

Help! can anything slow bone resorption after tooth loss?

Yes...: The placement of an implant. The bone resorbs over time because it is not being stimulated. Placement of an implant in a healed extraction site will stimulate the bone and actually make it more dense as the implant and crown are brought into function. ...Read more

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?

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3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food.  What specialists remove tori? Risks?

Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions. ...Read more

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Frequent saliva swallowing, pain below adam's apple when swalliwing saliva but not food, dry throat, pocket of air sensation in throat , belching?

Frequent saliva swallowing, pain below adam's apple when swalliwing saliva but not food, dry throat, pocket of air sensation in throat , belching?

See MD: Swallowing problems with belching and possible heart burn or throat soreness, may be a result of gastric reflex or hiatal hernia issues. Can be very damaging to esophagus. Maybe treated with simple meds. See your physcian to determine cause or referral to specialist. Better to know than worry about what can happen. ...Read more

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Any benefit from eating bone marrow?

Any benefit from eating bone marrow?

No: No, no health benefit. But, if prepared well as in osso bucco, it can be delicious when spread on little toasts. ...Read more

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Cartlidge or bone under tongue, which?

Cartlidge or bone under tongue, which?

Neither: No bone or cartilage in tongue. The hyoid bone is below the tongue, and some of the muscles to the tongue attach to this bone. ...Read more

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Can a bone deficiency cause bone spurs?

No: Generally, a bone deficiency or osteoporosis is not a a cause of bone spurs (AKA osteophytes) but age related degeneration (osteoarthritis and/or tendinosis) is. ...Read more

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TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing. Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ diagnosis can it caused ear pain when swallowing? Sore under ear, temple, front neck muscle and ear pain when eating & swallowing.  Jaw clicks too. :(

TMJ: These are all symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Most TMJ dysfunction is caused by bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), or a bad bite. Make an appointment with your dentist or a dentist who treats TMJ dysfunction for an examination. You might also want to see an ENT specialist to rule out any ear or head and neck infections. ...Read more

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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

What causes difficulty in swallowing after wisdom teeth extraction?

A few thoughts..: Inflammation. Pain. Swelling. Sutures. It is a surgical procedure, and it is not uncommon to have any or all of the above listed problems after the extraction. The proximity of the tongue muscles to the wisdom tooth is why these problems contribute to difficulty in swallowing. ...Read more

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