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Good Evening Dr.,

The last 3 days, I have felt with my tongue, a hard pellet sized lump on the inner right mandible, about an inch below my first molar on the lower right side. Its hard, round and not moveable. I felt on the left side in the same area that feels almost alikem but not as profound as the right side.I felt both areas with my finger and I can tell there is a small round bump, as hard as a pellet on that right side. Ironically, I just had my dental examination with a PANO and Bitewings, along with a Cleaning and the provider said there was no cavities or issues. Basically I was wondering if this is something to be concerned about or could this just be normal? No Fever, swollen lymph nodes ect. I do get apthous Ulcers due to using SLS toothpaste every now and then, but other than that, no issues. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Good morning,

Growth on inside of the jaw is very rare. Most common thing is  Tori, which is a normal bone. I think the best thing to do is to make an appointment with an oral surgeon who can perform a clinical exam and put your mind at ease.


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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery


Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.


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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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