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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
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Guidelines 2011: Sleep apnea is by far most common reason, 7 streps in 1 year, 5 streps per year in 2 years, 3 streps per year in 3 years, chronic tonsillitis/sore throat, concern for mass. These are respected and insurance goes by them. http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/news/20110102/new-guidelines-on-when-kids-need-tonsillectomies http://www.Entnet.Org/healthinformation/upload/cpg-tonsillectomyinchildren.Pdf. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Kids with ADD/ADHD are easily distracted especially in group situations, such as school, home, activities. They may not even hear a complete spoken sentence as a result. So they can appear rude and disruptive. Short-term memory is limited so they forget lots especially if not written down. They get in trouble and become depressed as a result, but can frequently turn it around with treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotics: There is no definitive cause of nec, however most suspect it has to do with an immature intestinal system, alterations in blood flow and rapid escalation of milk feedings. Antibiotics for 10-14 days are generally recommended for infants with nec. Sometimes surgery may be needed as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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