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I have a soft lump on my jaw on one side of my face causing

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I have a soft lump on my jaw on one side of my face causing my face to look swollen in that area. It feels tender when I touch it. A few days ago I noticed an uncomfortable feeling in my mouth around the gum area on the same side similar to food particles being lodged there but no amount of brushing made any difference. the discomfort appears to be below the gum line. Can you help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

how big is the lump?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

about an inch.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is most likely a lymph node

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Lymph nodes get enlarged to fight infection

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your gum is infection which is why your lymph node is enlarged

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So you will most likely need an antibiotic

Dr. Shahzad MD :

For that you will have to visit your doctor.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This lump does not seem like anything serious

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

Thank you, ***** ***** not sure what has caused the gum to be infected.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

well, that is not a problem

Dr. Shahzad MD :

usually we never know why the infection happens

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But the important thing is to get it treated.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Customer:

Ok, we had concluded the same ourselves.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That\s

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Thats good to know

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anything else that I can help you out with?

Customer:

No we are happy with that.

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