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May 22, 2014
"Oral cancers do not spontaneously shrink in size. However, lesions on the tongue can get traumatized by the teeth and increase as a result of the inflammation. Any lesion that persists in the mouth for more than two weeks should be bio..."
Mar 30, 2014
"UpRight, I am sorry to hear you are going thru this while away from your own doctors. Based on what you have described, the most likely diagnosis is an infection. If your symptoms are worsening despite taking antibiotics, you should i..."
Feb 09, 2014
"Dopecxmh, First, I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. I did not receive an alert that it was posted. From what you have shared I must say that I agree with the surgeon. I would also recommend a Cone Beam CT scan ..."
Feb 09, 2014
"Mariea007, Your symptoms are most consistent with an acute onset of a Temporal Mandibular Disorder. This may have been precipitated by the fact that your jaws were separated for an extended period of time or could be because one or mor..."
Dec 18, 2013
"Without a comprehensive workup I can only guess as to what your condition truly involves. Other than plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw repositioning) surgery combined with orthodontics, I am unaware of any treatment alternatives. In s..."
Dec 18, 2013
"Unfortunately I do not treat "hyoid bone syndrome." I believe the ENT (Ears, Nose and Throat) or Head and Neck Surgeon are healthcare providers who may have more experience in this condition rather then an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery..."
Dec 18, 2013
"No knowing where you received treatment and the fact that a "student" is managing your care concerns me. Further, 90 minutes to remove one tooth is excessive. I suggest you seek a consultation with a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofac..."
Nov 18, 2013
"Christian, First, do not concern yourself with how the socket appears. It is completely irrelevant in the absence of painful symptoms. We diagnose and treat "dry sockets" by the patients symptoms and signs, not by how it looks. Clots..."
Feb 27, 2013
"Karen, Unfortunately, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on your description. Your symptoms are NOT typical following the original implant surgery you have described. However, I can tell you that what you are describing is con..."
Dec 31, 2012
"The pain you have described can be very frightening to people and you are not alone. One of the conditions that can cause pain as you are experiencing is called Temporal Arteritis. Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Facial Pain also fit..."