Strange lump in mouth - Located on lower jaw


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Hi,

A few years back I noticed a strange lump in my mouth, located on my lower jaw on the left. The lump is quite pointy and feels as hard as bone. It protrudes out just under a centimeter and is immobile.

I'm not particularly concerned about this as it doesn't strongly affect my lifestyle (except from the pain of the skin above being crushed when hard food bangs against the lump's point) and it hasn't grown, to my knowledge, over the years.

I have attached some images below for examination:
http://i.imgur.com/tTCz3rz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GsUk3xa.jpg

Thankyou for your help!
 
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Mar 1, 2021
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This is called "exostosis" and is usually harmless. I have it in the same location as you do and my dentist has said that he will keep an eye on it for abnormal growth but typically I don't really have anything to worry about on it. I will have it removed if it starts to bother me too much. Here is an article which explains exostosis in greater detail: https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-...th-a-complicated-term-for-benign-bony-growths
 

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