| | Question - Possible Shadow on X Ray?
I went to the dentist today for my 6 month cleaning and exam. I have OCD, so I get anxious before and during almost any health related appt. I went in and the tech said I had to have x rays. I had to have the bitewing kind( the ones they put in your mouth) and also the Panorex one. It is a rotating machine that goes around your whole jaw. The tech told me to take off my earrings.I asked why and he said " B/c sometimes it can cast a shadow." So I removed my earrings. I went to do the xray. I was told to bite down firmly and stand still. Well I stood still but my mouth slipped about halfway into the picture taking and I lost some grip on the thing you are suposed to bite down on.I asked him what the x ray is for. He said it is to show any cysts, absesses or cancerous lesions(!!) The tech brought the xray in to the doctor on front of me. He said " I don't know why thathappened- I had her remove her earrings" The doctor said Nothing. So of course my OCD went into full force at this point. The doctor looked at my teeth and mouth. And I asked him when I was due for more x rays. he said "In a year" I said, " How was this x ray set of mine?" and he said " You are a healthy young girl" And I said " When should I come back " He said " 6 months" That is the usual. So now I am wondering if I am just worrying about nothing? My rational mind tells me if the doctor saw something weird, he would either A) order another x ray,
or b) refer me to an oral surgeon.
Is this my OCD just acting up and me obsessing over nothing, or should i be freaking out now?