What Are the Best Solutions for Sudden Jawline & Cheekbone Dents?

What Are the Best Solutions for Sudden Jawline & Cheekbone Dents?
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Tonka Perić and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I hope this message finds you well. Recently, I've noticed a rather concerning development—a dent has appeared in my jawline and cheekbone seemingly out of nowhere. I'm quite perplexed and a tad worried about what could be causing this sudden change in my facial structure. Could you kindly shed some light on this matter and provide some insight into potential causes?

Answered by Dr. Tonka Perić


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


I understand how distressing it can be to notice unexpected changes in one's appearance, especially in such a prominent area of the face.


Based on the description, it's indeed challenging to pinpoint the exact cause without further evaluation. However, I can offer some general insights into what might be contributing to this issue.


Firstly, sudden dents in the jawline and cheekbone can sometimes be related to underlying bone or dental issues. These could include conditions such as bone resorption, where the bone tissue breaks down, or dental problems like tooth abscesses or gum disease that may affect the underlying bone structure.


Additionally, trauma or injury to the facial area, even if seemingly minor or forgotten, could potentially manifest as a dent over time as the body heals. Therefore, it's essential to consider any past incidents that may have impacted the affected area.


To obtain a more accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan, I strongly recommend scheduling an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation. A CT scan or other imaging tests may be necessary to assess the extent of the issue and rule out any serious underlying conditions.


Remember, early intervention is key to addressing any potential concerns effectively. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience. I am here to provide you with the care and support you need to address this matter.




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