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Ameloblastoma is a rare, noncancerous (benign) tumor that develops most often in the jaw near the molars. Ameloblastoma begins in the cells that form the protective enamel lining on your teeth.Ameloblastoma occurs in men more often than it occurs in women. Though it can be diagnosed at any age, ameloblastoma is most often diagnosed in adults in their 30s and 40s.Ameloblastoma can be very aggressive, growing into the jawbone and causing swelling and pain. Very rarely, ameloblastoma cells can spread to other areas of the body, such as the lymph nodes in the neck and the lungs.Ameloblastoma care at Mayo ClinicOverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insuranceRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insurance

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Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.More information about billing and insurance: Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota Mayo Clinic Health SystemOverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insuranceRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insurance

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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery. General Surgery Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Minnesota Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) Radiation Oncology Otorhinolaryngology Research OverviewDiagnosis & treatmentRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insuranceRequest an appointmentDepartments & specialtiesExpertise & rankingsLocations, travel & lodgingResearchCosts & insurance

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