Swollen In The Lower Jaw But Not Painful?
Hello, I’m 18 years old. So, it’s been more than 1 month that I have a hard lump on the side of my lower jaw which is approximately 2cm in diameter. It is located about 4-5 cm in front of the angle of the jaw. The lump does not hurt when held, and when pressed it is not too painful. And a month before, my molar teeth cracked.
Hello Mawar, thank you for asking.
A hard lump in the jaw may be caused by a lump in the gum, cheek mucosa, or the jawbone. Some possible conditions that can occur for you include:
swelling due to an abscess infection in the gums. Abscesses can form due to an infection that occurs for a long time or recurrent cysts in the gums or jaw. Cyst is an abnormal sac filled with fluid. Fluid can be tissue, blood mixed, or thicker fluid such as pus. You can consult with a general dentist in advance to get the right oral diagnostic. After that the doctor may refer you to a specific dentist. The doctor may require radiological procedures such as x-rays. In the meantime you should still maintain oral health in order to remain optimal. Brush your teeth 2x a day in the right way, rinse with an antiseptic liquid, use dental floss for plaque between your teeth, avoid sugary foods, avoid caffeine, and cigarettes and alcohol (if you consume). Thus our short answer, hopefully helps. Regards.