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What Is The Best Treatment For Small Lower Jaw
Size of lower jaw: Smaller lower jaw is usually due to shorter length of the lower jaw as compared to the rest of the facial skeleton. A specific x-ray is usually taken to determine the amount of deficiency. This is usually done by an orthodontist. ...Read more
No: Lower jaw surgery is usually limited to non-growing individuals. If lower jaw is too small, orthodontic treatment can harmonize jaw size. ...Read more
I have small lower jaw and deep overbite can it be fixed with only braces? Can lower jaw's form become better and bigger with braces? I am male 17
Jaw growth: At age 17 most jaw growth has been completed. However there are many solutions available, most including both tooth repositioning (orthodontics) and jaw repositioning (surgery). Start with a fully qualified specialist Orthodontist for a free initial examination to know what options are available to you. ...Read more
I have a small lower jaw and my doctor has advice for braces to make a gap for two teeth on both sides to implant. How long it take to get 6 mm gap?
Orthodontist: The only way your question can be answered is by seeing you and doing an evaluation of your teeth and jaw. See an orthodontist about this. ...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 more
Hi, I have an asymmetrical face. May left lower jaw is bigger than my right and my nose got crooked. What's the best remedy without doing surgery. T?
Difficult: It seems that what you are describing may require surgical repair. A full consultation would be best. ...Read more
What is the best way to cosmetically fix jagged teeth? Due to way too many years of drinking soda, I have some teeth with rough edges on both my upper and lower jaw that I want fixed. I'm not sure what to choose between dental bonding, tooth contouring, t
First: First of all let me say that "jagged" teeth are not usually the result of soda drinking. It sounds as though this is occurring on both upper and lower teeth and may be the result of a grinding habit. Any of the methods you mentioned may be the correct one depending on the damage done, but more important is the possible need for a bite guard appliance after the fix to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more
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
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
I have a painless small lump on my lower jaw. It doesn't ruin my looks and it doesn't bother me. Is it a lymph node?
Please seek consulta: Your lump needs to be evaluated by a qualified ENT physician. There are many possible causes for this, many of which can be serious. Please seek attention asap! ...Read more
Must be examined: A bump where you have indicated could be a multitude of things. In adults it is very common to have benign outgrowths of bone called exostoses and are harmless. A bump could be a sign of an infection of either the bone or a tooth. A visual examination, perhaps followed by x-ray imaging will allow the dentist to make a detailed differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a small hole on gum where the lower jaw ends at right side. Or I can say that gum has skipped from tooth at end of lower jaw. Plesa help me.
These types: These types of situations require a personal clinical examination by a dentist in order to evaluate and diagnose your situation. Since we can't actually see what you are describing, it makes no sense to even give you a list of possibilities. ...Read more
Seen my dentist about draining a small abscess in my lower jaw. But she didn't- why? I'm currently on AB's but almost done, then penicillin next week.
Access in jaw: You dentist is the only one who can answer this question. My guess is he wanted to reduce infection before next step of taking out tooth. ...Read more
I've had a small lump on left side lower jaw line 4 a while but now its bigger n hurts when touched. Its like quarter size now n moves. Wat can it be?
Could be a swollen: Gland (lymph node), which may be a result of an infected tooth, gum. Show to ur doc or dentist to confirm. ...Read more
Persist more than 4w: Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated. ...Read more
What can de done for an overbite and also my lower jaw is smaller horizontally than my upper jaw? Had braces...Have been told have a small jaw?
Possible surgery: Your description of having a jaw size discrepancy between your upper jaw and lower jaw with a bite problem suggests you have a skeletal malocclusion. If you have already had braces, you may need to have another evaluation with an orthodontist or oral surgeon to determine if your concerns can be corrected with orthodontics alone or if surgery may also be indicated to align the jaws. ...Read more
I want to know is there anything I can do at home to make my lower jaw grow because it is too small for my face?
Not at home: You might need plastic surgeryGet a more detailed answer ›
Oropharygeal exam: Any lump in head and neck area need an exam to make sure it is not malignant see your doctor. ...Read more
Small pain sometimes in left jaw joint when I move. Eating today and something popped, sent pain into lower jaw. Now I feel nauseous.?
TMJ: Have your dentist refer you to a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Small pain sometimes in left jaw joint when I move it. Eating today and something popped, sent pain into lower jaw. Now I feel nauseous.
TMJ: May have displaced disc. Please seek consultation with Oral Surgeon. ...Read more
When it comes to width, my chin is very small. Like an inch. Is there a way to increase the size. Like lower jaw expansiin. My teerh are messed up.
Small hard lump under right ear behind lower jaw. Have had it for at least 5 years now. What could cause this and what affordable ways could treat it?
It could be a cyst, tumor, swollen lymph node, etc.
Get a referral from your dr. For this to be biopsied, and removed properly.
The fact it's been there for 5 yr leads me to believe it is not too serious, but get it removed. ...Read more
My tooth next to the wisdom tooth bottom right side on my lower jaw itches, what is the cause? It doesn't hurt just a small itch, is it allergies?
Probably not: Why would an allergy manifest itself on one tooth? You may have a cavity, you may have calculus deposited on the tooth, there may be a periodontal defect. If your last dental checkup was more than six months ago, it's time to make a phone call for an appointment. All the best... ...Read more
Small swollen spot on inside of lower jaw...no pain. One identical, but not swollen on opposite jaw. Is this a cause for concern? Salivary Gland?
Tori: Is it hard? If so it is probably a torus. No concern unless it gets too big. If soft, get it checked. ...Read more
Saw dentist today and panoramic xray showed a small square white area same color as teeth, in lower jaw. He said either bony growth or extra tooth?
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
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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