History of Present Illness

This is a 31-year-old white male who was referred by Dr. Jason Hilde for the evaluation of a lesion in the right posterior mandible noted on a routine dental radiograph (Fig 1). The clinical examination revealed a palpable swelling in the right mandibular buccal vestibule adjacent to teeth #s 27 & 28. The patient noticed the swelling a few weeks ago. There is no evidence of pain, anasthesia or parasthesia.

Fig 1. This is a panoramic view at first presentation demonstrating a well-demarcated to corticated, unilocular radiolucency between teeth #s 27 and 28. It is mildly displacing the teeth.