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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Lump Under my Chin

08/05/2010

Question:

I have a lump under my chin, but I think it is from my tooth or my ear as I have ear ache. Please can you give advice as to what to do? Thanks.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Any mass present for more than 2 weeks is considered abnormal and should be evaluated. You need a good head and neck evaluation, possibly a scan, and maybe even a biopsy. Make sure you see a maxillofacial surgeon.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University