Radiopaque lesions of the jaw
Radiopaque lesion or area found on an x-ray? What is it? I’m going to slowly update with more interesting finds. Be aware most of these are bet guesses and not biopsy confirmed, as most do not warrant that.
An unknown radiopaque area or lesion is regular find in dentistry.
So what is the calcification that you found on the pano? Typically you can decide by location what the calcification is, but this is not always the case. I have found the following diagram very helpful.
Ligature clips or staples can be seen in the neck region of panos
Radiopaque foreign body in pano
This one is a gun shot wound patient (GSW). It’s actually just a pellet from a college incident of boys screwing around.
Some pano labels and a great blog with lots of labels.
If you are looking for radiolucent lesions check out that blog.