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I have a growth on my gums that is spreading

I have a growth on my gums that is spreading and my left side of my jaw bone is very tender. That also spreads towards the center of my chin. I feel no other pain though. My left jaw is very tender and I do have a growth on my gums. I feel no other pain except for the tenderness along the jaw and under the chin. What might I be dealing with?
Asked On : Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello There.
Welcome to healthcare magic forum..
It might be some kind of infection..You need a course of antibiotics which would help you to relive the symptoms.If the growth doesn't subside with antibiotics u need a biopsy to rule any other serious condition such as cancer..So consult a surgeon!!'
Hope this helps.
Take care..
Answered: Sun, 27 Mar 2011
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Manisha Rao's  Response
Hi, it may be a cyst or an abscess. I would suggest you to take a dental OPG before you consult a dentist. There may be an impacted tooth leading to the swelling. You may need to take a course of antibiotics, root canal treatment of any decayed tooth in relation or surgery to treat the condition. Correct diagnosis can be made after correlating the clinical findings with X ray. If needed, a Biopsy has to be done to find out the cancerous potential of the cells. Take care n all the best!
Answered: Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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