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x-ray results and worried...

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Posted by: mastermamma  (8 years ago)
I'm a 'newbie' here. I have just had a x-ray for an appointment I have tomorrow with my dentist and I am a little worried.
The x-ray results state...

The detention is as demonstrated.

A 3 mm deep lucent area by the posterior root of the left lower second molar is demonstrated.
As ovoid 15 mm area of sclerosis involving the right mandibular ramus is demonstrated. This may represent a bone island or be due to a composite shadow. A low CT scan could be preformed for further assessment.
What are most likely occasional bilateral tonsillar clacifications are also evident.

Its the bit about the 15 mm area of sclerosis that is worrying me and the need to do a CT scan.

Does anyone know what these results mean?
thanks !!!

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Posted by: firstvisit  (8 years ago)
Hello Mastermama,

How was your appointment with the dentist? I hope you're okay now. I will be visiting the dentist for the first time next week and I know they will also perform some x-rays on my teeth.