Mandibulofacial Dysostosis - FAQs

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Mandibulofacial Dysostosis - FAQs

Which doctor should I consult for Mandibulofacial Dysostosis?
An oral surgeon is the best person to deal with this problem. Later on the services of a speech therapist and a cosmetic surgeon could also be required.

Is MD hereditary?
Yes, Mandibulofacial Dysostosis is inherited as a familial trait though the gene responsible which is yet to be identified.

Is Mandibulofacial Dysostosis fatal?
No, the disease is usually present in a mild form. Sometimes there is a complete absence of the eyelashes, which could be cosmetically uncomfortable.

Can Mandibulofacial Dysostosis be prevented?
If there is a family history of Mandibulofacial Dysostosis, genetic counseling before conception would prove useful.

What are the complications of Mandibulofacial Dysostosis?
There can be difficulty in speaking, chewing food, feeding. Visual problems and hearing loss are other complications. Breathing difficulties can occur in rare conditions when the nasal bones are small and underdeveloped.

(Do calcium supplements help in Mandibulofacial Dysostosis?
There is no evidence to indicate that calcium restores normal function although it has been tried in several forms.)

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