I had a tooth extracted a few months ago and now have a hard lump in my jaw just below the extraction site. if there was an on going problem prior to extraction, whould it have shown on the pre-extraction xray?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - January - 2012, at 00:07 AM

  • Hard lump below tooth extraction site can be there because of some tooth part still left in tooth extraction socket or can be a bony prominence present. It can also be there because of some cyst or some other pathology. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You can visit your oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. If hard lump is because of part of tooth still left in tooth extraction socket, then it can be pulled out. Part of tooth still left in extraction socket can cause infection and pain later on. If it is a bony prominence present, then it will regress on its own or surgical intervention will be required for it. For more info on complications after tooth extraction, refer to…..   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-complications-after-tooth-extraction-881.aspx

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