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What is mandible and is it part of the skull? I was given facial X-ray for concern that the upper palate may have cracked. Was this right test?

Bones. The mandible is your lower jawbone and attaches to your skull at the temporomandiular joint (tmj). Fractured bones are diagnosed a number of ways including x rays. You should talk to the doctors treating you for clarification on the type of x ray taken and why it is necessary. Read more...
The jawbone. The mandible is the part of the jaw (the bottom bone) that moves when you open your mouth or chew. The upper palate is not part of the mandible. It is part of the maxilla (the upper part of the jaw). Read more...
No. The mandible is not part of the skull. It is the lower jaw. The upper jaw is the maxilla and is part of the skull. It was the right test though. Read more...

What causes a Mandible to be Small and weak?

Mandible. this is due to genetics or congenital deformity while in utero. Read more...
Heredity. Your mom and dad. Small jaws can be corrected surgically. See an oral surgeon if you are interested. Read more...
Genetics. The reason that patients have a small and weak mandible is usually related to genetics. Read more...

What is the mandible use in regard to the jaw?

It forms the joint. The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth. It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible. Read more...
Lower jaw. The mandible is the lower jaw, the maxilla is the upper jaw. These function against one another through the jaw joint - temporomandibular joint. Read more...
The jawbone. is a bone forming the skull with the cranium (TMJ). Read more...

What are the mandible and maxilla terms in regard to the jaw?

It forms the joint. The maxilla holds the upper teeth and provides occlusion for the lower teeth. It also forms the TMJ joint with the mandible. Read more...

What Causes a Male Mandible to get Bigger and Square Shape? Besides Genetics

Jaw. mostly genetics. Sometimes from teeth clenching which might affect the chewing muscles and then sometimes the sides of the jaw over many years. Read more...
Growth hormone, and. Excessive growth hormone (acromegaly) and bruxism. If your mandible is growing in what you feel is an excessive way - see an oral surgeon. Read more...

What is the cost of mandible surgery?

Varies. Like any other surgery, the cost of mandible surgery can vary according to the procedure, surgeon as well as the facility involved. Your best bet is to consult an oral surgeon. Read more...

My 12 yr old son has got swelling on right mandible, what to do?

See an oral surgeon. The description of right mandibular swelling is too vague to lend itself to a complete answer. Location of the swelling, firm or soft, non tender or painful, how long it's been present, has it gotten larger(or smaller), history of previous similar swellings are things that give us a clue to what the problem, and its treatment need to be. An evaluation by an oral surgeon would be indicated. Read more...
Jaw swelling. See a pedodontist or general dentist for an evaluation. Either one can handle most causes of the problem. If necessary, they can refer you to an endodontist or an oral surgeon if the required treatment requires that or they elect to refer the case out. Read more...
See Dentist ASAP. In the mean time - rinse with warm salt water after eating, avoid sticky and/or sweet foods, brush teeth in the area gently, take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) if needed for pain. The less food and/or bacteria are hanging around the better he will feel. However the problem will not go away until you have a dental professional render proper and urgently needed care. Read more...

What role does the jaw (mandible) play with regards to your face?

Mandible. Your lower jaw, the one that moves when you open your mouth is your mandible. Your upper jaw that is part of you skull is your maxilla. Genetics determines what position they are in and how large they are. Early orthodontic examination can predict if you need corrective treatment so that you don't have your facial proportions out of normal. Jay leno for example, has a very large mandible. Read more...
Support. The lower jaw (mandible) supports the teeth, tongue and lower face. if your lower jaw is deficient, you would have a "weak jaw". Read more...
3 major functions. The mandible has three major functions breathing, eating, and speaking. Read more...