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Last night I was running my hand over the lower right side of my face, there I found a tenderness right along the outer side of my face right in the jawbone line.

I pressed in on it there is quite a lump there, painful to the touch. I had never noticed this before. Could this be a starting of an abcess? My gums are not sore on the inside. Visitor from MI

Could be an abscess, or a cyst, or a bone cavity, or about a hundred different other things. Have your dentist evaluate you right away and also go see an oral surgeon. Make sure you get a Panorex x-ray taken.

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