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I am having swelling in my jaw. Could it be an abcess or malignancy?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Or something else

Those are only two possibilities.
There are others. The chances of it being a growth, whether benign or malignant are the least likely possibilities. Regardless, you need to see a dentist asap in order to get it diagnosed and treated appropriately. An abscess can be just as dangerous as a malignancy. Don't wait, get an appointment as soon as possible.

In brief: Or something else

Those are only two possibilities.
There are others. The chances of it being a growth, whether benign or malignant are the least likely possibilities. Regardless, you need to see a dentist asap in order to get it diagnosed and treated appropriately. An abscess can be just as dangerous as a malignancy. Don't wait, get an appointment as soon as possible.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Few Possibilities

Your symptoms can be so many things, it's hard to diagnose with only that limited information.
Definitely see a dentist, then possibly he/she will refer you to a specialist, if necessary. Always prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. That said, common things happen commonly, which is why they are common. A dental issue is where i would start thinking, then rule that out and move on.

In brief: Few Possibilities

Your symptoms can be so many things, it's hard to diagnose with only that limited information.
Definitely see a dentist, then possibly he/she will refer you to a specialist, if necessary. Always prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. That said, common things happen commonly, which is why they are common. A dental issue is where i would start thinking, then rule that out and move on.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dr. Brian Hoffman
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine

In brief: Persist more than 4w

Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated.

In brief: Persist more than 4w

Lesons persisting more than a month need to be evaluated.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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