Prognathia (prognatism)

Prognathia, or prognatism, is a condition where either the maxilla or the mandible is positioned forward to the front compared to a normal position on the skull. It's a term mostly used in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery because prognatia can cause malocclusion, where the upper and lower jaws are not well aligned.

Dental and oral problems

  Abfraction Abrasion Abscess Ankylosis Anodontia Attrition Broken Fillings Bruxism Candidiasis Canker sore (aphthous ulcer) Cavity Cold sore (Oral Herpes) Crossbite Denture Irritation Denture stomatitis (prosthetic stomatitis) Dry Socket Erosion Fluorosis Gingival hyperplasia Gingival pocket Gingivitis Gum Disease Gum Recession Halitosis Jaw Problems Hyperdontia (supernumerary teeth) Hypocalcification Hypodontia Impacted tooth (tooth impaction) Leukoplakia Lichen planus Malocclusion Micrognathia (micrognathism) Mucocele Oligodontia Oral Cancers Overbite Overjet Pericoronitis Periodontal pocket Periodontitis Plaque Prognathia (prognatism) Resorption Retrognathia (retrognatism) Sleep Apnea Tartar Tooth Discolouration Tooth Sensitivity Torus Trismus Ulcer Xerostomia

References

  1. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (www.wikipedia.org).
  2. Medical dictionary by Farlex (www.thefreedictionary.com).

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be done before consulting a health care professional.

Last update: 30th of May 2012.