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Face and Jaw Surgery

Tender jaw

04/23/2007

Question:

I have a cyst on the top of my jaw bone. But latley just under my jaw, below the cyst it is very tender. I don`t feel or see any thing different. The cyst itself is not tender. But could the problem be coming from the cyst?

Answer:

Pathologic entities (i.e., a cyst) should never be left unattended or be neglected due to their potential to cause all kinds of different problems.  Unless there is a clear indication to not intervene surgically, it is probably most appropriate to remove these abnormal lesions.  I would recommend that you see a qualified professional to determine the need for surgical intervention and elimination of this problem.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University