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Questions in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery forum are answered by Dr. Michael H Kirsch and Dr. Mario Tuchman. Topics covered include teeth extractions, wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, facial bones realignment, facial trauma repair, jaw alignment, anesthesia , jaw cyst or tumor diagnosis, reconstructive jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and TMJ surgery.

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My son is 13mos. He has "low muscle tone". We do not know why. We just noticed an extra flap of skin attached to his tongue. It looks like a tiny mini tongue. When you look into his throat you do not see it. When he coughs it comes up an...
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3 weeks ago I had le fort 1 osteotomy to correct a gummy smile. The plan was to raise the upper jaw by 5mm and correct a weak chin at a later stage with genioplasty. Prior to surgery I had a perfect occlusion. After surgery the nose was ...
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I had segmental upper jaw surgery 10 weeks ago and the anterior segment is very mobile. It flexes with the slightest bit of pressure and I am concerned that it has not healed properly. My surgeon assures me that this is normal and it wil...
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I was recently in a car accident, and I noticed that my adams apple is displaced to the side. When I swallow, it feels like I have some phlegm in my throat... What should I do? What problems could this cause?
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Hello, I have had a mild burning sensation on my tongue now for approx 2 months. It doesn't affect my normal routine or affect my taste when I eat. It comes and goes and is starting to get annoying. I was at the doctors a week and a ha...
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Fever swelling tongue, gums, roof of mounth, fever 100-101.3, sore throat, canker sores on tongue, roof of mouth just returned from Europe 5 days ago. What could this be? Took a strep test at quick clinic/neg.
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Hi I had a root canal retreatment tooth # 3 last Thur/Mon + abscess pus was draining Thur. pressure in my face continues to increase. Monday changed antibiotics to Keflex 500 QID finished root canal. Pain continued to worsen unable to bi...
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My top two wisdom teeth are growing in. I am experiencing alot of pain & having a hard time hearing. My ears ache and I feel alot of drainage down my throat. I have a slight fever but nothing too extreme. I am having difficulty sleepi...
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I am a healthy male in my late twenties. I had wisdom teeth extraction surgery 4 weeks ago. The doctor said nothing about a complication after the surgery, but I realized quickly that I have a hole at the location of my upper left wisdom...
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Last October I had a cyst removed that was right behind my 2 front teeth. It was removed from the upper roof of my mouth. There has been some numbness that has persisted since then, but nothing serious. I went to the dentist for my annua...
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It started in February 2010 where I had a constant mild discomfort in the back right of my mouth. Visit to dentist confirmed slightly impacted wisdom tooth on that side, oral surgeon recommended that he take all 4 out. Due to other fac...
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Dr. I just had the question about the pink area on the roof of my mouth. In the biopsy report the diagnosis was papillary hyperplasia. And in the comments it said possibly caused by chronic trauma and that hpv might also be a factor. C...
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Is there a way to treat bone loss if it is horizontal in nature in the front of the jaw only (specifically between the 2 canines on the lower jaw)? Could bone grafts or distraction osteogenesis work? Or could a fixed bridge on implants...
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Dr. I have a pink area on the left side of the roof of my mouth. Discovered it back in January and saw an oral surgeon and had it biopsied. After the results came in the Dr. said it was an iflammatory process. The results on the report r...
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after implant one left far tooth area, and i don't feel my half of tongue has still been numbness. My dentist says it's normal way to feel this way but I don't see normal because it's been over 2 weeks now. I still feel numbness on half ...
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I underwent partial root canal treatment 12 years ago. I did not return for the conclusion of this treatment. Consequently Oct 2010 a dentist taking a routine x-ray identified a cyst eminating from the root of this tooth which had filled...
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Dear Doctor, Thank you in advance for your answer and sorry for my english (I am a French expat. in Moscow, Russia). My datas : male, 40 years old, 185cm, 120kg Since 4 days I have experienced : - discomfort at the left par...
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My wife was on fosamax for ten years.She developed a squamous cell carcenoma of the mucosa of the left mandible. There was extensive osteonecrosis of the mandible.After excellent treatment and much pain and.suffering she seems to be...
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I had my teeth cleaned three weeks ago and my dentist discovered a white patch (which I had not noticed) on my gum under the tooth he identified as #21. I have since seen an oral surgeon since it did not resolve in two weeks. The oral su...
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Three years ago during a bottem left horizontal tooth extraction I felt my jaw give way and have been feeling ill and burning pain since. Last March I had the bottom right vertical wisdom tooth removed. Piece of bone was left in. I've ...
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