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Old 03-04-2009, 05:22 AM   #1
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Radiolucency?

Hey guys I am new here,and have a question? I recently went to my local dentist with a horriable tooth ache. After being x rayed . I was told I had an abscess on tooth #30, and a radiolucency on the jaw bone between # 29 and #30, Do any of you have any experience or info on radioluceny? I have an appointment with an oral surgeon on Monday.

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Old 03-04-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Re: Radiolucency?

A radiolucency just means a dark spot on the xray. In your case, that radiolucency means the infection has entered the bone below the tooth and started eating a hole in the bone, which causes it to appear less dense or darker on the film. When they remove the infection the bone will fill back in over a period of 6-12 months and the radiolucency will go away.

 
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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Re: Radiolucency?

Thanks,
Would this be considered a tumor or a cyst? Radiolucency?

 
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Re: Radiolucency?

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Thanks,
Would this be considered a tumor or a cyst? Radiolucency?
As mentioned, radiolucency is just a fancy term for dark spot on an xray. In your case its just the infection/abcess, not a cyst or tumor.

 
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