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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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When my daughter was about 5 or 6 it was noticed that one of her baby teeth sat a lot lower than all her other teeth. After xraying further to make sure there was even an adult tooth under it the dentist came to the conculusion that it ...
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I had my lower wisdom tooth removed nearly 3 years ago. My tooth was impacted mesially. I sufffered from a dry socket which was extremely painful, then suffered from numbness, tingling and pins and needles in the rightof my tongue. My d...
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Help! I had my upper left wisdom tooth extracted three days ago. The extraction site itself seems to be fine, however, my cheek is terribly swollen. It feels like a rock in my cheek. I have been on antibiotics for 24 hours, but there...
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Hi, I am an adult male (early 30s) and am about to undergo a 2 stage orthognathic surgery process. Step 1 include a SARPE (2 Piece LeFort I) to widen my upper palate, and an MSDO to widen my lower palate to relieve severe lower crowd...
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hi, i'm a 20 years old boy & a patient of class III maloclusion.my lower jaw is larger than the upper jaw.i've problem in speaking,chewing.now i'm wearing braces & my doctor said i've to wear it 1 and haif year before surgery now my ques...
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2 months ago I had a 13 year old rejected implant removed from the #10 (I think, it's the front tooth). The first implant required a lot of surgeries due to trauma from the baseball bat. I had bone removed and cadaver bone put in. The...
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I have been cutting windom teeth now for over a year or so, with no discomfort. I admit, I am not fond of dentists and have been putting off seeing one for at least 2 years now (I know, not smart). Well tonight, all of the sudden I was h...
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I went to see the dentist approximately two days ago. He is treating me for a tooth abscess, and started me on Antibiotics and pain meds. I'm just wondering - the puss pockets seems to be about the same size, and is mostly uncomfortabl...
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I am a 45 yr. old female. I had the bottom left molar extracted 1 yr. ago and am considering a dental implant; but, worried if it isn't sucsessful. What is the success rate for a bottom left molar dental implant? What is the e...
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I have been experiencing pain for two weeks now. There is pain on the right side of my mouth/face. It starts in the jaw joint in front of my ear and refers to my upper and lower right teeth (I had recent work on an upper tooth 1 1/2 yrs ...
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Few days ago I went to the dentist concerned that my swollen lymph node, sore throat, aching jaw/sinuses, sensitive teeth & irritated mouth might be due to damaged/infected teeth/gums. Dentist reported no infection in teeth or gums tho...
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I recently got a half root canal done about 1-2 months ago , I could not afford to pay it so i just left it the dentist told me it is severely dangerous but i did my own thing. After it was done there was some what of a lump above the to...
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For the past 6 months, I have been cutting wisdom teeth. It started about a little before I turned 27 last August. All the other teeth came in fine with no problems, not even headache. Monday, a couple days ago, I started feeling quit...
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I have had this happen three times already in a period of 4 months. My problem is with my tongue, first a large liquid filled blister grows on the middle side of my tongue. Then it burst on its own and eventually 3/4 of my tongue gets ...
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Hello, yesturday i was sitting down, leaning on my jaw, and suddenly this crunching/clicking noise happened on the right side of my jaw. im not in lots of pain but i can constantly feel it. i cant open my mouth fully without feeling pai...
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My Mother was diagnosed with Tongue and Neck Cancer in November of 2005 and had surgery in December and Radiation in January of 2006. Since the surgery she has had a lot of trouble tasting and complains of a metallic taste. Is there an...
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I had my wisdom teeth removed and all went fine. I was sent home with preventative antibiotics and pain meds. I went through with the antibiotics and finished it as I was supposed to. Then around 3 weeks after the surgery, the right side...
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I been having this bump on the top of my mouth behind my left side teeths.What is it? And how can I take care of it?
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Hello, I'm a 26 year old female who has had A LOT of work done to my teeth already. I had to have a lower right molar removed about a year ago and my tongue on that side swells a little bit every now and then. I wasn't sure if it is beca...
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I asked this question is the dentist health forum but then I found this one. I figured this would be the more proper place and I thought it wouldn't hurt to get more insight. My clot keeps falling out and I'm wondering if the gum tissu...
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