Tooth fragment after extraction?


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A week ago today I had an extraction done on my #30 molar. I had a root channel done on it around 20 years ago but needed to be pulled due to infection. The procedure itself was horrendous. I can only remember one other thing in my life that was more painful. He pulled it out in pieces. I will never be awake for anything like that again. Anyway everything seems to be healing fine except for one spot that feels like a cut. Could this be a tooth fragment? It's hard, sharp and wiggles. The gum is also a little red and sore around the location.

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honestdoc

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Most likely it is a piece of dead bone (partial bony sequestrum). Bone needs blood supply to stay viable and any area of bone that does not receive adequate amounts will separate and exfoliate. It can happen during traumatic extractions. Your mouth is very efficient at healing and will expel any dead and or contaminated particles.
 

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