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On January 26'th I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted, and it was a very forceful pull by the Oral Surgeon. I thought all was well after almost 2 months. I've had a little discomfort from the area since the extraction and thought this was normal. Last week I started getting increasing pain and could feel a small point on the tongue side where the tooth was. I went to see him on Tuesday and he plucked a small piece of bone with tweezers so he says, but I couldn;'t see anything. I go back the following day in severe pain and a big white point sticking out at my tongue about an 1/8 inch. He doesn't do an xray and said wait til Monday and see if the gum starts covering it. Thursday in even more pain I go to a new dentist and he does an xray and says I have a bone sticking out, he grinds it down and files it smooth to the gum surface. It is slightly pointy now but nothing like before. The bone exposed is about a 1/4 inch by 1/4inch! Anyone hear of this? Is it normal? How long will it take to heal? By the way I'm 43. Thanks. Dave.
[QUOTE=makodav]On January 26'th I had my lower left wisdom tooth extracted, and it was a very forceful pull by the Oral Surgeon. I thought all was well after almost 2 months. I've had a little discomfort from the area since the extraction and thought this was normal. Last week I started getting increasing pain and could feel a small point on the tongue side where the tooth was. I went to see him on Tuesday and he plucked a small piece of bone with tweezers so he says, but I couldn;'t see anything. I go back the following day in severe pain and a big white point sticking out at my tongue about an 1/8 inch. He doesn't do an xray and said wait til Monday and see if the gum starts covering it. Thursday in even more pain I go to a new dentist and he does an xray and says I have a bone sticking out, he grinds it down and files it smooth to the gum surface. It is slightly pointy now but nothing like before. The bone exposed is about a 1/4 inch by 1/4inch! Anyone hear of this? Is it normal? How long will it take to heal? By the way I'm 43. Thanks. Dave.[/QUOTE]

Hi Dave,
What is sounds like is when the dentist pulled your tooth he broke the root and left the tip in your socket. You need to get to a dentist that will remove the rest of the root tip. The first dentist was neglectful by not removing all the root tip that he left in your mouth. The second dentist sounds worse. My advice would get to a dentist from a recommendation (Family/friends). Explain what you have been through...and hopefully this one will remove the rest of the root tip for you.
When you say the bone migrated do you mean it moved or grew? And just tonight I felt a sharp point jabbing at my tongue again. I gently picked at it with my finger nail and broke off 4 small pieces of bone fragment. Right now it is alot smoother than earlier tonight but I still feel a small sharp point. I don't want to pick at it too much as the gum has covered the bone some and there is much less pain than 2 weeks ago.
Thank you.





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