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Broken wisdom tooth, hard lump discovered under jaw, not painful. Would it be something to be worried about?

Hi name is chad I have a broken wisdom tooth and have had no problems with it I just noticed on the outside of my jaw in line with the broken tooth there is a hard kinda lump that runs down and under my jaw its tender when I push on it hard but not painful in any other way there is no paid. When I eat or put pressure on the tooth I am just wondering what this could be and if I should think of it as a life threat
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

According to your history i can suspect your broken wisdom tooth has undergone bacterial infection due to food lodgement or improper oral hygiene .

The infection has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues.

The hard lump under the jaw is nothing but the spread of infection to the jaw bone.

you need to get an x ray done the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives pain.

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
The broken tooth may be infected causing swelling under the tooth.
a thorough clinical and x-ray examination is required to find out the cause.
The tooth has to be extracted or retained depending on the pulpal involvement.
Meanwhile avoid chewing hard,solid foods on the affected site.
Frequent warm saline gargle may help.
Use betadine and sodium hypochlorite solution to irrigate the area.
Take complete course of antibiotics too.
Rinse mouth after every meals.
hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth to errupt in the oral cavity often tilted, impacted and malaligned in the jaw bone.
Hard lump in the jaw can be due to due to abscess in the tooth which is drained in the jaw bone, or can be a osseous lesion.

I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical examination , take an OPG radiograph.
Wisdom tooth does not have any significant role in mastication an occlussion, as your tooth is broken . Drainage of abscess is required,I would suggest you to get it extracted.

Take a course of antibiotic and analgesic.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Thanks for asking query,
According to your discription it seems that due too broken wisdom tooth you have develop an infection leading to an abcess.The lump in your jaw may be due to this only.
I suggest you to visit your dentist get it checked clinically and radiographicaly.take the proper antibiotic and analgesic course as prescribed by dentist,maintain oral hygiene,use antiseptic mouthwash,gargle with warm saline water 3 to 4 times a day.
Hope this will help you.
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Hello dear
As per information provided by you, it seems that the hard lump below your jaw can be due to the broken wisdom tooth.Because a boken wisdome tooth if get infection then this infection can creat problems like swellin and pain of jaw.I ll suggest you ,not to take it lightly and consult a dentist. In the mean while start wih some OTC available antiinflammatory and warm saline rinses.slight relief can be expected.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Yogesh Tripathi's  Response
hello chad
broken wisdom or any other tooth for that matter,leads to pulp exposure which in turn leads to infection of the vital tissues inside the tooth
now as per your history,i suggest that you may have developed a periapical abscess which is visible as lump under the jaw
so what i would suggest is that you pay a visit to your dentist to get a radiograph done and get the tooth extracted
in the meanwhile you can take following to subside the infection
1.levofloxacin 500 mg twice daily for 5 days
2.paracetamol twice daily for 5 days
3.omnacortil 10 mg twice daily for 3 days
4.lukewarm saline rinses for 4-6 times daily
hope that helps
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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