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Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Summary

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.

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Diagnosis and Tests

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Treatments and Therapies

  • Chin augmentation - slideshow (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
  • Video (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)
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Related Issues

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Specifics

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Genetics

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Health Check Tools

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Clinical Trials

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Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)

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Patient Handouts

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