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Is the dark spot on the jaw itself or on one or both of your teeth. And what did your dentist say about the spot ?
If you can send the xray I'd also be happy to take a look and offer an opinion.
Is the spot visible on the gum or only on the xray ?
Without seeing the xray, I can't tell you exactly what the issue is. It could be many things, including a cyst, an abscess, a healthy anatomic feature that simply appears unusual or many other things.
But the most likely explanation is this : The mental nerve is a nerve that is located on the mandible. The opening for this nerve is known as the mental foramen. On an xray, it appears between teeth #28 and 29. And it looks like an oval, dark spot. It is a normal and healthy anatomic feature that is often misdiagnosed or suspected of being an abscess, a cyst or a granuloma. Since the spot is located exactly between #28 & 29, it seems very likely that it is your mental foramen and nothing more. The oral surgeon will confirm this or offer a diagnosis. Confirmation seems very likely, however.
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