Department of Dentistry | Conditions and Treatments

Cleft lip and cleft palate

"Here at Boston Children's Hospital, our training, experience and commitment to innovative care with compassion have made us a national leader in the care of children and adolescents with cleft lip

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Dysphagia

Dysphagia is a term that means "difficulty swallowing." It is the inability of food or liquids to pass easily from the mouth, into the throat, and down into the esophagus to the stomach during the

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Encephaloceles

What is an encephalocele? An encephalocele is a rare birth defect in which the tissue covering the brain, and a portion of the brain itself, protrude through openings in the skull. It may be

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Facial fractures

Facial fractures are broken bones in the face. This kind of a fracture can involve bones of the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheeks, and nose or eye sockets. A closed fracture is one in which the skin is not

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Malocclusion

Overview Malocclusion refers to any degree of irregular contact of the teeth of your child's upper jaw with the teeth of the lower jaw. This includes overbites, underbites and crossbites, as well as

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Plagiocephaly

What is plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly (sometimes called deformational plagiocephaly or positional plagiocephaly) is a very common, very treatable disorder. It causes a baby’s head or face to have a

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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Overview "For minor TMJ problems, home care - such as range-of-motion jaw exercises, resting the jaw when tired and reducing stress - can be very helpful." Shelly Abramowicz, DMD, MPH, Department of

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