Bone sticking out of gum

Discussion in 'Oral Surgery' started by fapers, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. fapers


    Jun 15, 2013
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    Europe, Poland, Warsaw

    I quite worried and confused about what has been happening recently. Well, abt. 6 weeks ago I had my (bottom-right) wisedom tooth removed. After few days I "digged out" with a toothpick two peces of bone (which looked simillar to a cut nail). After that I starded feeling onother hard stuff that seemed to be pushing in the gum to get it's way out (everything happening on on the tongue side of jaw). This time however it was by the tooth before wisedom tooth (7th). I thought it must be one of these chips I got out before and tried to pull it out as well. In the effect a piece of bone (looks like a bone or a tooth) showed up. And it was much harder and much more "fixed" inside the gum (a photo enclosed). On the side of throat is feels sharp. It also hurts a lot when I push or put pressure on it. I went to my dentist yesterday and first of all he was convincing me that I has got nothing to do with the extraction (I'm not claiming that it's not truth as I'm not a specialist in this subject). When he looked at it he said that is is not a chip but it looks like a regular bone (maybe piece of jaw bone) or a tooth. He said however that he doesn't know and that he hasn't seen anything alike before. He also made an RTG which didn't show anything left in the gum after wisdom tooth axtraction - however as I mentioned that sticking out bone is by the tooth before wisdom and it's roots covered the spot so it was not possible to see what it is. He advised me to wait some time and if nothing gets better I should return to get a CT done to see what that is and how it could be removed.

    I decided to ask here, since I'm a bit concerned that the dentist may not be 100% honest with me and he may be saying so so I dont blame him for anything (I wouldn't do it anyway, since I'm aware that somethimes things go wrong, but I would just like to know what is going on there and what should be done now).

    I will be very gratefull for your sugestions and advices.

    Thank you.

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
    fapers, Jun 15, 2013
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  2. fapers


    Apr 10, 2019
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    I have the same issue. Did you find a solution?
    mrzipper, Apr 10, 2019
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  3. fapers

    MattKW Verified Dentist

    Mar 18, 2018
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    Looks like bone, although a bit forward of where I would expect to see after wisdom tooth extraction. Unlike mrzipper's situation, this is larger and more nasty-looking. If the general dentist took out the wisdom tooth, then ask for referral to OS for opinion. That photo is not enough to judge better on a forum.
    MattKW, Apr 10, 2019
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