Oral cancer is a deceptively common type of cancer. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), nearly 42,000 Americans are diagnosed with either oral or throat cancer each year. Because the condition can develop anywhere inside your mouth, it can manifest in your jaw as well.
Jaw cancer can occur either on the upper jaw, known as the maxilla; or the lower jaw, known as the mandible. If you experience any of the following jaw cancer symptoms, be sure to seek an evaluation by your dentist.