A 16-year-old female asked:
Hard,painful, and immovable lump below ear on jaw. had wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, could it be bone/tooth residue stuck in paritod gland?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Williamsanswered
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lump on jaw: Possibly but unlikely - usually wisdom teeth come out intact - and any bony fragments are going to be large - is it on the jawbone? Usually parotid gland stones move with the parotid gland. If its on the jawbone - probably should get it checked out.
2.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Probably not: Please return to specialist Oral Surgeon or General Dentist that removed your wisdom teeth for reevaluation. Referral to ENT may be prudent.
701 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 27, 2019
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.