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Possible Causes of a Movable Lump on Your Jaw Bone

A swollen and movable lump around the jawline would make many people frightened. Nevertheless, it would indicate the presence of many easily treatable or harmless conditions. Both benign and cancerous growths tend to be rare, but they should be checked by a doctor. The key is to check the physical symptoms and do suitable tests for diagnosis. Below are some possible causes of a movable lump on the jaw bone that you should know.


Allergies are one of the most common causes of swelling around the lymph nodes and other areas on the face, including the jaw bone. The symptom occurs when the immune system responds to foreign invaders and leads to inflammation. Some common allergy triggers include mold, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and insect stings. Some medications, especially penicillin and related drugs, would lead to allergic reactions as well. You may also experience this health issue due to some foods in the diet, such as milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, wheat, tree nuts, and peanuts. [1]