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Painful lump in the inside of jaw, getting bigger and tender, with white patch, swelling around it. Reasons ?

I have a lump, in the inside of my jaw. right above my lower jaw. I can move it and it hurts so bad at all times. It s about 3/4-1inch just like round ball inside my jaw. You can t see it, but it is painful and you can feel it. I went to the doctor for this about 3 months ago and they said it was a swollen saliva gland? and it would go away in like 3 days if i just ate alot of sour things, and ate hard candies and stuff. Instead, it got bigger and more tender. I noticed my gumson the inside of my mouth (for teeth #17-19) was feeling rough so i went to brush my teeth and i was pinching a little and it still wasn t gone so i checked the next morning and i have a white patch with red swelling around it that s about 1/4 inch long, and 1/6 wide. all of this hurts so bad. Please help! :(
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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hello and welcome to hcm forum Ema,
according to the dental history provided by you , i would like to inform you that you dentist was correct when he said that the lump is due to salivary gland.
you have not mentioned anything about your medical history, i assume there is none.
also, is there any dryness of mouth?, this is a very common symptom from swollen salivary gland.
i would advise you to visit an oral pathologist as a few tests might be required to rule out the cause and provide you with the treatment.
try to drink lots of water, do not take anything spicy.
kindly visit your dentist soon.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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