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Lump On Lower Jaw Line
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
Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?
Common: Pretty common with a surgical wisdom tooth and at this time you are going though normal issues with hard lumps etc but I am concerned about the lockjaw and the hard lump at the sometime. I would go back for an evaluation via the dentist or oral surgeon that did the work. No worries ...Read more
Persist more than 4w: Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have a painless small lump on my lower jaw. It doesn't ruin my looks and it doesn't bother me. Is it a lymph node?
Please seek consulta: Your lump needs to be evaluated by a qualified ENT physician. There are many possible causes for this, many of which can be serious. Please seek attention asap! ...Read more
Small hard lump under right ear behind lower jaw. Have had it for at least 5 years now. What could cause this and what affordable ways could treat it?
It could be a cyst, tumor, swollen lymph node, etc.
Get a referral from your dr. For this to be biopsied, and removed properly.
The fact it's been there for 5 yr leads me to believe it is not too serious, but get it removed. ...Read more
Root canal on lower jaw 1st molar. Now hard, painful lump inside my cheek, next to tooth. What is it?
Dental abscess: It is likely that you may have developed a tooth abscess after the procedure. I would recommend a visit to the Dentist once again to see if the abscess needs drainage. If you are unable to visit a dentist, please visit your GP or Urgent Care clinic to see if you need to be started on oral antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a golf ball size lump in lower jaw the day before oral surgery. How many days til I start to worry? Using heat & motrin
Oh no!: Start to worry now! And do not use heat! Call your dentist immediately and if it's after hours there is usually a 24/7 emergency number. If you can't get in touch with the dentist, go to a 24/7 emergency medical facility or the emergency room of a local hospital. You need to be on the proper dose of an appropriate antibiotic and may need drainage of an acute infection. ...Read more
Today I found a lump on my chin. It's on the underside, on what I guess would be my lower jaw bone, right on the center of the bone. It feels bruised?
This could be an: Enlarged lymph node (a cyst is also a possibility) - if not resolving within several weeks or if it becomes red, hot, more enlarged or tender - seek medical attention. ...Read more
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
Must be examined: A bump where you have indicated could be a multitude of things. In adults it is very common to have benign outgrowths of bone called exostoses and are harmless. A bump could be a sign of an infection of either the bone or a tooth. A visual examination, perhaps followed by x-ray imaging will allow the dentist to make a detailed differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more
Jaw vs parotid: Could be a growth either on your lower jaw or parotid gland. Either should be examined. See either an oral surgeon or ENT doc for examination ASAP. ...Read more
Hey! I have a hard bump on my lower jaw right before turning for the chin. It seems like it's part of the bone. What could it be? Obese 18m.
HARD bump: It can be normal. Check with your dentist. ...Read more
Do canker sores have to hurt? I have a painless white bump at bottom of my lower jaw gums. It doesn't hurt? Serious or minor? Very worried
No canker sore:
Canker sores are shallow ulcers, not bumps.
If worried, see an oral surgeon ...Read more
This is most likely an infected tooth or periodontal (gum) infection. However, this can also be symptomatic of oral cancer (do you smoke or dip). Jaw and toothache pain can also be associated with a heart attack.
Check with your dentist, and if there are no dental problems, then see you medical doctor. ...Read more
Swollen/Painful jaw: See a dentist as soon as possible to determine what's causing this. Both swelling and pain generally indicate an infection. Infections can pose serious medical risks and can even be life threatening. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. Call right now and get an appointment. ...Read more
It could be many things...Not enough information to even guess here....I would seek an evaluation from your family doc.
Be prepared to give information about your medical history, duration, type, intensity and specific location of the pain. Also, a check-in with the dentist may help.. ...Read more
NO: The upper jaw has a growth suture which usually closes around 20 yrs. Old. This suture can be widened and new bone will grow in. There is no suture in the lower jaw to expand without surgery. The preponderance of the literature is conclusive showing that any dental expansion in the lower 6 front teeth will relapse and expansion of the back teeth will not gain more than 2 mm. Of space. ...Read more
The lower jaw in a 16 week old is receeding. It doesn't interfere with feeding. Will this self correct?
Micrognathia: If the mandible, lower jaw, is recessed in relation to the maxilla or palate, usually it does not correct itself. These people usually do not have functional problems unless severe. Severe abnormalities usually occur in syndromes with other congenital abnormalities. These children require tracheostomy for difficulty breathing. Sometimes mandible is lengthened to better. ...Read more
I'm afraid fixing my overbite will cause my lower jaw to protrude even more! Is there a solution to this?
Shouldn't happen: Please seek evaluation by qualified orthodontic specialist (initial exam often no charge), who does nothing but orthodontic treatment, for evaluation of your malocclusion and discussion of treatment options. The orthodontist will be able to answer all the questions that pertain to hour individual problem. Go now, you'll be glad you did. ...Read more
For the past two days I have had a dull pain in my lower jaw along with headaches and the feeling of interestion?
Internet diagnosis X: Unfortunately we can't examine you or discover the cause of your symptoms over the internet. Please consult with a local dentist and perhaps a physician. ...Read more
Dr- Had a bad cold which lasted 2 weeks. No have pain in LOWER jaw, had pain now for a week. Is it because of inflammation or.....?
Electrolyte Imbalanc: Was the cause of the cold determined to be viral or bacterial? Was there any medication treatment for the cold or did it spontaneously resolve? Do you have pre - existing medical conditions that would affect your jaw, such as TMJ or even osteoarthritis in other parts of your body? Have you had any dental problems or procedures done, including bruxism (grinding of the teeth especially at nigh ...Read more
What are the most common causes in disorders of the TMJ specifically when a patient has pain when trying to open widely the lower jaw?
Causes: Included, but not limited to traumatic joint damage, stretched ligaments, bruxism/clenching, malocclusion, lack of anterior guidance, para functional habits, occlusal interferences, anatomy of the joint itself, and many other causes. If you have a problem, seek treatment before chronic dysfunction becomes acute. Start with your Dentist. ...Read more
I have a lot of stress headaches. They seem to be spreading into my lower jaw, and gets worse with chewing. Is it stress? And how do I manage it?
Recommend medical: Eval. Ways to address stress. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relax. ...Read more
I have been having lower jaw pain off and on I feel like I got punched when the pain is there its hard to move jaw.& when pain is gone feels better?
Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to lock when you are in a closed position. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm. ...Read more
Jaw surgery Q: how long before you can eat regularly? I had I lower jaw surgery and im almost 5 weeks I mean like chips and burgers or chocolate.
6 weeks: At least 6 weeks of no chewing seems to be the rule. ...Read more
I am experiencing a pain in my right lower jaw (below the angle) that comes and goes. It is not an excruciating pain but definitely uncomfortable.?
Have: Your dentist check it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have an abnormal lower jaw, which is a lil bit looking forward, when im child I looks normal like my parent? So what do I do to solve this problm?
Dentist or ENT: Please see a dentist or an ear/nose and throat specialist to see what has caused the change. ...Read more
I have been hit by many different type of balls like volleyballs at least five times. All happens at my left lower jaw. Will it break my bone? Explain
Possibly: A hard enough blow can break (fracture) the jaw (mandible). To me, a fracture would be more likely if you were accidentally injured by your teammate's knee, elbow or head than by the volleyball. But I guess a direct blow from a hard serve could do it too. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Toothache?: Toothache is probably most common cause. Then maybe glands (lymph nodes) around the jaw. Other possibility is sore muscles or tendons around the bony part of the jaw. Lastly and least likely at your age is joint problem at the tmj. Feel around and check for tenderness and swelling, then talk to a doctor to confirm what you may be finding. ...Read more
See an Orthodontist: Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontist. The class ii jaw relationship may be solved with just braces, or you may need to have an oral surgeon working with the orthodontist to perform orthognathic surgery. Depends on how severe the class ii relationship is. ...Read more