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What is the definition or description of: Protruding jaw?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding jaw?

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 more

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Dr. Majid Jamali
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Protruding Jaw (Definition)

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


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Can I get incognito braces fix a protruding jaw?

Can I get incognito braces fix a protruding jaw?

OrthorgnathicSurgery: Although, this surgery is to improve your bite, protrusion and function, some patients also experience enhancements to their appearance and speech and airway improvement. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw but nice bite?

Protruding jaw but nice bite?

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 more

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What can I do about a protruding jaw?

What can I do about a protruding jaw?

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 more

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What are the risks of correcting a protruding jaw?

What are the risks of correcting a protruding jaw?

Large jaw: Malocclusion, nerve damage, relapse. The risks are infrequent if surgery is done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

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 more

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Have a protruding jaw?

Have a protruding jaw?

See a surgeon: A "portruding jaw" can be treated with orthognathic jaw surgery. No longer does jaw surgery require having your teeth wired shut, so see your local oral and maxillofacial surgeon to see what options are availabe to you. ...Read more

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I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

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 more

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Four years ago I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

What kind of problem: You don't provide sufficient information, however, go see the oral surgeon who did the surgery or someone for a 2nd opinion. Where are you located so we can give a referral. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Corrected issue: It doesn't make scence. If there is a large jaw, the orthodontic treatment should prepare it for surgery. Have a board certified orthodontist or oral surgeon evaluate you please. ...Read more

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Facial/jaw/gum pain after cracking my jaw. What is the best treatment?

Facial/jaw/gum pain after cracking my jaw. What is the best treatment?

TMJ: Could be temperomandibular joint derrangement from injury or bad bite which results in this complex joint not working smoothly. You need to see a dentist who will take an xray that shows if the joint is abnormal as well as checking if your bite is off. ...Read more

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Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Jaw Joint pain: Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj. The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a possible tooth erupting in the spce where the lower and upper jaw meet?

What is the best treatment for a possible tooth erupting in the spce where the lower and upper jaw meet?

Depends: Depends it this erupting tooth will be of use. If it is then orthodontic treatment may be the best treatment. If the erupting tooth will be non functional, then it may be better off to extract the tooth. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and xrays. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level I and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for head lice?

What is the best treatment for head lice?

Thorough de-lousing!: With head lice, wash the hair with shampoo containg lice killing medication, usually malathion. That should kill lice but not all the eggs (nits). Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water & detergent to kill lice/eggs. Comb hair with nit comb twice daily for two weeks to prevent recurrence. Check: center for disease control's website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment. Html. ...Read more

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I have head lice. What is the best treatment for this?

I have head lice. What is the best treatment for this?

Nix (permethrin) or Rid: I'd start with a basic otc product like nix (permethrin) cream rinse or rid. Used as directed, they are generally effective when used in conjunction with daily combing with a nit comb. You don't need to fumigate your home, but I would clean brush/comb with boiling water, wash and dry bedding/ clothing (hot dryer). Items that can't be launder and dried on hot should go into a bag for 2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

Exam: This could be an infected hair follicle. Warm soaks help but sometimes they require incision and drainage. Have it examined by your md if it doesn't recede. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that won't respond to creams or tablets?

What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that won't respond to creams or tablets?

See your doctor: There are different medications like Griseofulvin that can to take to treat fungus (times capitus) but they need to be given for weeks to months. ...Read more