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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Dental and Oral Health Center
Small Hard Sore in Mouth
I`ve had two small lumpy growths inside my lower jaw on each side and they have been fine but now one of them as a small hard sore on it and think it may be cancer mainly cause i have used chewing tobacco frequently. now im wondering where the best place for me to go to check it out, and also since i have no dental insurance if i could get some and they would cover a preexisting thing such as that. if it is cancerous or anything else
Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide you with specific advice for your condition. Given your concern, however, it is certainly reasonable to pursue this further with an Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) physician. If he/she is concerned about the possibility of cancer, a biopsy would be the most definitive way to rule this out. This should be followed by an ENT physician for further recommendations.The links below have information about free or low cost medical and dental care for which you may qualify.
Amit Agrawal, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University