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I just had a lump form into the lower part of my jaw on the right side wonder what could be happening?

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In brief: Many possiblilites

If it's tender, it could be a dental abcess or a swollen lymph node from an infection.
If it's not tender, it could be a cyst. The only way to know what it is for sure is to have your dr check it out.

In brief: Many possiblilites

If it's tender, it could be a dental abcess or a swollen lymph node from an infection.
If it's not tender, it could be a cyst. The only way to know what it is for sure is to have your dr check it out.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
It could be "lumpy jaw syndrome". An infection with a bacteria called Actinomyces is the culprit. Special culture techniques are needed to isolate our little friend. You may be able to see "sulfure granules". See your doctor.
Dr. Michael Olds
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Several causes

You describe an area that has several major structures in the vacinity.
A large salivary gland in that area will sometimes become suddenly swollen. There are lymph ndes that can react and swell. Sometimes cysts can be present in that region and will form a "lump". You should have any abnormal growth evaluated.

In brief: Several causes

You describe an area that has several major structures in the vacinity.
A large salivary gland in that area will sometimes become suddenly swollen. There are lymph ndes that can react and swell. Sometimes cysts can be present in that region and will form a "lump". You should have any abnormal growth evaluated.
Dr. Michael Olds
Dr. Michael Olds
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lumpy Jaw Syndrome

This syndrome is caused by a bacteria called actinomyces.
Your doctor will be needed to help figure the actual cause of your problem.

In brief: Lumpy Jaw Syndrome

This syndrome is caused by a bacteria called actinomyces.
Your doctor will be needed to help figure the actual cause of your problem.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
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