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I have deveopled small painful lumps, which feel hard like bone, on the inside of my lower jaw. These lumps are right at the floor of my mouth (feels like the bottom of the jaw) beneath the tooth behind the canine. The pain is dull and gets worse through the day, and is sometimes sensitive to temperature. I have noticed no change in size, but the pain persists. As a bit of history, I quit chewing tobacco about one month ago (I chewed for about 5 years), 2-3 weeks before I noticed the lumps. I am very worried I have developed some sort of cancer and have scheduled an appointment with a dentist to check it out. Please help with any information. Thank you
It is more than likely that this lump is 'mandibular torus.'
Let us know what your dentist says.
Vinod This message has been edited. Last edited by: Dr Vinod K Joshi,
Disclaimer: Please see your own dentist/doctor for a proper diagnosis as my words should not, in any circumstances, be taken as dental/medical advice.
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