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What causes hard bump on the jaw bone?

One side of my nose is sore inside and now my lower jaw on the same side is swollen and has a hard bump on my jaw bone. It is tender to the touch. Not real painfull but more annoying. I have prostate cancer that I had surgery for about 7 years ago. Now my PSA level has been gradually going up. I had radiation but it kept going up. Just had a bone scan, CT scan and chest X-ray which showed nothing. Went to the doctor who said it is a infection and gave me cephlex to take. Taken it 4 times a day for 2 days, no changes. I'm concerned
Tue, 29 Apr 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
thanks for your query, i have gone through your query, the hard bumps on the lower jaw could be because of a tooth infection causing periapical cyst or an exostosis(bony out growth) or most important thing it can be metastatis from the prostate cancer. consult your oral physician to rule out these things and you need to take radiograph of this region to rule out bony pathology and tooth infection. i hope my answer will help you, take care.
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What causes hard bump on the jaw bone?

thanks for your query, i have gone through your query, the hard bumps on the lower jaw could be because of a tooth infection causing periapical cyst or an exostosis(bony out growth) or most important thing it can be metastatis from the prostate cancer. consult your oral physician to rule out these things and you need to take radiograph of this region to rule out bony pathology and tooth infection. i hope my answer will help you, take care.