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Lump In The Jaw Line
Benign vs malignant: Hard lumps anywhere, not just at jaw line, could be due to reasons ranging from benign (safe, non-cancerous) to infectious to malignant (cancerous). Rather than speculate online, go see your Family Doc for initial evaluation. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my jaw line that is hard and painless. I've has it going on 3 wks now. I don't have health insurance.
Oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon ASAP. You may be able to get low/no cost evaluation at a nearby University Dental School. ...Read more
I have a lump on my jaw line its been there for a while now, however just recently its started to get achy and sore, what could it be?
See DDS or MD: If it's inside your mouth see a dentist and if it's on the outside of your face see a physician. These things need to be seen firsthand in order to know how to proceed. If it's starting to get sore then the sooner you see someone the better. ...Read more
I am a 19 year old female last week I felt a lump in my jaw line inside mouth. Really worried. What could this be?
If it persists...: Go see your family doctor and get an examination. Your dentist might also be able to check it. Lumps in the mouth can be from any number of causes, from swelling of your salivary gland (submandibular gland) to tooth infection and if it does not go away in 2-3 weeks we want to make sure it is not growing which can raise a question of cancer although it is not high on my list of possibilities. ...Read more
Hi, my wisdom tooth has grown in slightly angled and has been pushing on my rear molar. I now have found that I have a lump on my jaw line under my sk?
"Under my sk?: What's an sk? Please see an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Specialist to review the status of all of your wisdom teeth and to provide treatment if necessary. ...Read more
I have a small, hard little lump on my jaw line where my sublingual gland is. Dentist said that it is from my wisdom tooth breaking out. Is this norma?
Wisdom Tooth: A wisdom tooth that is erupting may manifest itself with your symptoms. I would trust your dentist's diagnosis since they examined you. ...Read more
Lump on left jaw line, maybe half a grape size, my wisdom tooth is shifting, my gums are irritated. Just wondering if its a lymph node or something bad?
Lumps: "lumps" are abnormal and suggest something is wrong. A swollen lymph node should not be taken lightly. What you describe can be a localized infection, an infected lymph node, a growth or something else. One can have more than one problem at a time. It behooves you to see a dentist to determine what's going on and prevent an even more serious problem! ...Read more
I just got a root canal today and all numbing has worn off. There is a lump on my jaw line. Is it swollen from the treatment or could it have got infe?
Hard to say..: It most likely is from the injection, but there's small chance it is infected. Have your dentist take a look. ...Read more
Dentist said gum inflammation around capped Lowe molar. Same area pea size firm tender moveable lump on/above jaw line what is this? How to treat?
More info: Get back to the Dentist or see a Root Canal Specialist for further evaluation. You may be describing an abscess which indicates the need for root canal therapy to solve the problem. Any exudate (pus) from the lump? Pain? Does it change in size? See the specialist (Endodontist) if you answered yes to any of these. You may also have a poorly fitting crown which needs replacement. Good luck. ...Read more
Blue lump on check upper jaw line painful to touch originally thought was a pimple till I looked at it. Should I get it checked?
YES: Any discolored lump, especially in sun exposed areas must be seen and evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a marble sized, somewhat hard lump under my left jaw line the side I have a sinus infection on it is painful only when touched. Not visible.?
Get checked: A submandibular lump is usually an infection from an unhealthy tooth. A sinus infection is typically the result of a toxin, pathogen, or allergen. Get checked and detoxified. ...Read more
I began flu symptoms 5 days ago. This morning woke up with visible lump on neck below jaw line to the right of adam's apple. Why is that?
Neck lump: This probably represents an enlarged lymph node in response to a recent viral infection. If this does not resolve within a week or so you should see your physician. ...Read more
Just woke up with a lump directly under my jaw line. Along with a cold. And a really bad running nose. Feel dizzy at times. And now have another lump?
Swollen glands: This is a common area for your glands to swell. They are specialized sacs that contain cells that fight infection. If they persist after your cold goes away, tell your doctor. ...Read more
Went to doctor today took x rays for the lump under jaw line she said it wasn't a lymph node what can it be? It has gotten bigger and more swollen
I had a tooth extraction last Thursday. The root was fused to the bone. Walnut size lump on jaw line and pain, sometimes intense.?
See your dentist: For evaluation, x-ray and post surgical complication treatment. ...Read more
Rock- hard marble- sized lump on jaw line towards the neck and swollen mouth. Tongue feels like its being ripped open if moved. Any idea?
See dentist asap!: My idea would be to see your dentist asap! Find out what it is. Don't waste your time trying to have someone who can't see nor examine you try to guess as to what it is. ...Read more
I've had a small lump on left side lower jaw line 4 a while but now its bigger n hurts when touched. Its like quarter size now n moves. Wat can it be?
Could be a swollen: Gland (lymph node), which may be a result of an infected tooth, gum. Show to ur doc or dentist to confirm. ...Read more
My whole life I've had a lump/ball that moves under jaw line. There's almost like a dent in jaw line too. Nothing is broken, is it a lymph node/cyst?
See your dentist: It may be nothing, but could also be something serious to be concerned about. Start by seeing your dentist who will take an xray of the area. He/she may also refer you to an oral surgeon for further investigation. Call today! ...Read more
Movable lump, when applying pressure with fingers. Is this cancerous? The lump is located on my jaw line, doesn't hurt, and its been there for years.
Small movable lump under chin. Next to jaw line near the joint/hinge. It is sore to the touch. Have to push up underneath chin to feel it. Light Smoker?
Lymph node.: That sounds like a lymph node, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If it eventually goes away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there's no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If it does not go away, you may want to have it looked at - sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. ...Read more
I have this long lump like thing right underneath my jaw line. It seperates my fat and jawline. And it hurts when I touch it. I don't know what it is.?
I have a hard, immovable lump on my neck underneath my jaw line. It's causing aching and tenderness along my jaw. Should I be worried?
Yes you should: You need to see a doctor the hard lump either a lymph node that will disappear after a course of antibiotics or it has to be removed and biopsy or it could be a mass on your parotid gland either way you need medical care so go and see a doctor good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more
What to do if I have a lump behind my ear on the jaw line its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore?
Lymph node: Likely a reactive lymph node. Cause often obscure. Should resolve on it's own within a week or so. If persists beyond that, see your MD. ...Read more
Hello, I got my wisdom teeth and I'm wondering, I have a lump in my cheek on my jaw line that tender to the touch? What is this? Is it infected?
A few things: It may be an infection. Please see the dentist that remove the tooth. It could also be an enlarged lymph node or a hematoma. A hematoma is a blood collection pocket that resolve on its own. Good luck. ...Read more