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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Gum Surgery to Place Dentures?



My mom had gum surgery a few mos ago and then had new dentures put in. Ever since then she moves her bottom jaw up and down about 5 times a day. when i tell her about it she says she can`t help it, but it`s annoying. There`s no sound to it, but it drives me nuts. What is this caused by, because before the surgery and dentures she has never done this ever.


Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Unfortunately, you have not provided enough information for our experts to be able to provide you with an answer. It will likely require a dental visit to observe her movements to figure out what is going on.

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Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP Julie A Holloway, DDS, MS, FACP
Associate Professor of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University