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Will My Kids Have Prognathism
Not necessarily: An extended (protruding) jaw can be part of the normal facial shape a person is born with. It can also be caused by inherited conditions. It may develop over time in children or adults. It is appropriate to see a dentist or orthodontist to treat abnormal alignment of the jaw and teeth. Your kid's doctor should be involved to check for any underlying medical associatecd with prgnathism. ...Read more
Extended lower jaw: Mandibular prognathism typicaslly refers to a condition in which the lower jaw outgrows the upper jaw. This results in a more forward position of the lower teeth and chin. It can be minor or major. Hapsburg jaw is a reference to the royalty of that name who demonstrated various degrees of this, often with deformity. If you look around, you will see people with this jaw position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's hard to say.: Prognathism is very difficult to successfully treat with just braces, even over a 6 year period. Prolonged elastic wear might push your lower jaw back, thereby putting pressure on the tm joint. Whether this can be a cause of temporal madibular joint disorder is open for debate. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
I have mandibular prognathism, and am going hospital tomorrow, will they wire my jaw shut or what is the procedure ? I had x-rays 6 months ago?
Ask your surgeon: These are good questions but, they can best be answered by the treating surgeon. If you aren't comfortable asking or don't get good answers, think hard before going for surgery. The operative plan depends on the specifics of your issues and what the treatment goals are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: You may have no alternative but a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery to find comfortable jaw joint relationship, align teeth to the jaws, then reposition the teeth/jaws surgically while maintaining the comfortable joint relationships. Make sure you're seeing an orthodontic specialist and an oral surgical specialist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Please ask a ????: Yes there is a children's medical center in dallas.If you have a specific question related to this ? Or others please submit a separate question.Questions are not linked. Please read through any question you submit to the site before you send it in. ...Read more
Sunscreen: I will assume you are referring to protection against the sun. A quality, un-expired, spf 30 sunscreen applied every hour to sun exposed skin will help protect the skin. Better yet, long sleeve clothing, hat and an umbrella would be ideal. One only needs to burn twice in their life to be at increased risk for skin cancer. Help your kids develop this good habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
Children's Hospital: One of nation's leading children's hospitals and located in dc. ...Read more
State issue: Vaccination requirements are set by the states and vary in timing and content.Some states require them for entry into any state licensed day care setting. Private and public universities and other institutions also set their own requirements.I will not allow un- vaccinated children into my practice or into my waiting rooms. ...Read more
Hard to find: Rickets requires a deficiency of vitamin D to extremely low levels. The usual RDA of 400 u per is designed to totally prevent this condition and vit D is usually added to milk. I imagine there are a few kids somewhere in the USA with extreme diets (enforced by well meaning parents) or with severe malabsorption problems who might have the condition. But I have not heard of them yet. ...Read more
Albino vision: Albinism has moderate and severe forms. Refractive needs are common. The eyes as a protective measure commonly develop a dancing motion (nystagmus) which lowers the central acuity. Light sensitivity is of course the rule. There are advances in this know to your ophthalmologist who you should consult when the condition is first detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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