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Painful Mandibular Mass Associated with a Molar


Ricardo J. Padilla, DDS; George Blakey III, DDS


The following Case Challenge is provided in conjunction with the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

A 28-year old male had undergone extraction of tooth #17 secondary to pain and swelling in the area. He continued to experience symptoms for 6 months, developing a large painful mass of the left posterior mandible with facial swelling.

After you have finished reviewing the available diagnostic information, make the diagnosis.

Case Author(s)

Dr. Padilla is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and General Dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology...

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