Hi. I am new to this board, but have some questions that are concerning me. First of all, a couple of weeks ago I went to a new dentist(mind you I had put dentistry off for several yrs). They did the regular x-ray, cleaning, etc... At the end, the dentist was concerned with my x-ray. The x-ray reveals a mass at the bottom of my jaw, in which he said looks like Osteoslerosis. This isn't the big area-- there is a white circular mass around my molar and the root is missing. Today, the dentist said that he wasn't sure what it was, but the oral surgeon would have to check this out. I keep thinking it is cancer, and have been making myself ill about it. I have lost relatives in their 80s to bone cancer... I have a lo and I am fairly young, but don't know what to do. My DH and family tells me to stop worrying, but this is so scary... Can someone give me some words of wisdom,etc... I originally thought this could be a cyst, but the doctor informed me if it were the case, it would be localized and dark, not white and sporadic in my jaw bone. Please write me. I have been crying and stressed about this. Thanks.