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What Is The Best Treatment For 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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