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Painful hard/immovable lump has grown, half face swollen

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Two weeks ago I noticed a tiny painful hard/immovable lump on my left jaw line. It's proceeded to grow to about 2.5 inches with swelling taking over most of the lower left half of my face, the pain had grown too - it hurts to simply smile or talk. I clench my jaw habitually 24/7, could this have caused a bone spur, or maybe calcium deposit, if not what are possible causes? Thank you!

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replied February 21st, 2014
Dental Health Answer A46042
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It is difficult to comment on the possible causes for your jaw symptoms without examining you to ascertain other characteristics that would help to arrive at a diagnosis. If symptoms have been persistent you should have considered visiting your doctor/healthcare provider for thorough examination to look for the exact cause. Further treatment options can be suggested based on your examination findings and evaluation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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