• Abnormalities

    Common abnormalities, such as poorly developed jaws or over-bites and under-bites, can cause problems, including difficulties with eating, swallowing, and even speaking properly. Some people are born with deformities, such as a cleft lip or cleft palate, which occur when part of the cavity between your

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  • Diseases

    Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are pieces of tissue that become swollen and covered with mucus. In many cases, nasal polyps begin in the nasal cavity and end up in the nasal passages. Nasal polyps can make it difficult to breathe and hinder your sense of smell. Nasal sprays containing a substance called

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  • Facial Pain

    Facial pain afflicts about 15 percent of the American population. People with facial pain suffer from such things as headaches, earaches, neck pain, and jaw tenderness. It can be caused by a wide array of factors, including sinus problems, an infected or impacted tooth, or other problems with the jaw

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  • Infections

    Pain and swelling in the face, jaw, or neck may be a sign of a tooth or gum infection. If left untreated, it could lead to a more serious, even life-threatening condition. Severe infections that do not respond to antibiotics or your body’s natural healing process could require treatment. That treatment

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  • Injuries and Trauma

    Types of facial trauma Facial injuries can range from facial cuts and lacerations to more serious problems such as broken teeth and fractured facial bones, including those of the lower jaw, upper jaw, palate, cheekbones, and eye sockets. These injuries can affect sight and the ability to breathe, speak,

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  • Jaw

    Temporomandibular joint problems The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the ball-and-socket joint on each side of your jaw. This joint connects the lower jaw to the skull near the front of the ear. A properly formed TMJ allows the jaw to move smoothly in various directions, and plays an important role

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  • Tooth Problems

    Impacted teeth Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that erupt in the back corners of the upper and lower normal adult mouth. Unfortunately, most people experience problems from wisdom teeth; in most cases, this is because the teeth erupt too close to existing permanent teeth, causing

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