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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: See an orthodontist
for examination and records to determine if is skeletal or the lower teeth being positioned further forward.
If the patient is an adult, and the underbite is skeletal, surgery is usually required. See your orthodontist.

In brief: See an orthodontist
for examination and records to determine if is skeletal or the lower teeth being positioned further forward.
If the patient is an adult, and the underbite is skeletal, surgery is usually required. See your orthodontist.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Consult
See a local dentist.
Your question is a bit vague with little information.

In brief: Consult
See a local dentist.
Your question is a bit vague with little information.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Depending on the degree of protrusion, a recession genioplasty can be done.
In this operation, the chin bone is cut off the rest of the mandible, slid backwards and fixed into place with screws/plates so it does not protrude as much. This is done by some plastic surgeons or by maxillofacial surgeons.

In brief: Yes
Depending on the degree of protrusion, a recession genioplasty can be done.
In this operation, the chin bone is cut off the rest of the mandible, slid backwards and fixed into place with screws/plates so it does not protrude as much. This is done by some plastic surgeons or by maxillofacial surgeons.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Perhaps
If your jaw bone is protruding cosmetically due to a developmental problem, it can be reduced.
If the jaw bone is protruding due to a pathological process, it should be removed and biopsied.

In brief: Perhaps
If your jaw bone is protruding cosmetically due to a developmental problem, it can be reduced.
If the jaw bone is protruding due to a pathological process, it should be removed and biopsied.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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