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Jaw bones protruding, large lump inside mouth. Is it Tumor?

On the inside on my mouth on my lower jaw bone beneath me teeth , my jaw bone seems to be protruding out like there is a large lump. It does not hurt to press on it and I cannot move it. It also feel very hard and seems to be part of my jaw bone. It is similar in the other side but not nearly as large. I m afraid it might be a tumor growing within my bone
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to healthcaremagic.

Large lump may be arised due to abscess formed either due to deep caries or due to periodontal infection.

A detailed clinical as well as x-ray evaluation is necessary to diagnose the problem associated.

I would suggest you to take augmentin tab.along with analgesics.

Pus within the lump has to be drained if possible.

Meanwhile,maintain oral hygiene well.

If symptoms persists,biopsy of the lump will help to rule out the nature of tumor.

Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. S.Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi there,
Thanks for asking your query,

For how long did you have this lump ,whats the size of the lump and location of the lump ? Photographs are required for diagnosis.

If you are experiencing the symptoms above,i would advise you to have the area examined by a dentist or dental specialist, such as an oral pathologist, to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed.

Meanwhile maintain oral hygiene by brushing & flossing.

Hope it helps you,
Answered: Tue, 20 Aug 2013
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Dentist, Pedodontics Dr. Amitabha Chakraborty's  Response
Welcome to hcm forum. It is difficult to predict or diagnose the reason of a swelling inside mouth without clinically examining it or at least observing the results of investigations. But according to your history a slow growing bony hard swelling over inside of both lower jaw, which is painless and not related to a carious tooth is most probably a kind of bony growth called Toros Mandibularis. There is nothing to worry. It's totally harmless and does not considered as a tumor. The reason is unknown. Genetic and environmental factors like grinding of tooth habit or ill fitting dentures are sometimes blamed. It can be confirmed with a occlusal radiograph of lower jaw. If it is really disturbing a surgical removal of this growth is advised. but recurrence is not uncommon.At the end, visit to a dentist for confirmatory diagnosis.
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