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      Default Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      I have noticed that I may have some bone fragments coming through from three of the four extraction sites. They feel very sharp to touch and the one that has come through feels like a tooth growing. They do not hurt at the moment, only when I touch them. I am curious as to know how long they may take to come out, or what to do if they may start to hurt.

      Should I be worried about them or is it ok at the moment? They do not bother me at all, only when I touch them.

      Shaz x

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      I was warned about this at my last appt. It is totally normal for this to happen. I don't know how long its lasts but it is no cause for concern unless you feel you have infection.

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      hello shaz, and welcome to the forum.

      Bone shards are normal after numerous extractions, I had 8 teeth extracted about 8 -9 weeks ago and i still have one or two bone shards/slivers working through my gum. i got rid of most by using a cotton bud soaked in corsydol, and rubbed the gums, Another tip I have had is........ use a fine mesh to rub the gums ( such as nylon tights/ stockings and rub it over thr gum)

      failing the above........... the bone shards should absorb into the blood stream with no cause of alarm
      Not such a lost cause after all :-)

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      I had an extraction four weeks ago and noticed a few days later that my gum was raised slightly. For the past few days I have had something coming through this part of gum with a sharp edge. Am I right in assuming that is what this is? Does a piece of bone just come through and out eventually? I was not warned this may happen.

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      Yes and yes. Next time you're at the dentist have a moan at them for not warning you about it.

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      I had 6 extractions done in March and I too experienced a bit of this. It is normal so no need to worry.

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      why cant they remove the busted tooth parts while removing the teeth?

      dont they look around in there before sewing the gum up?

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      Quote Originally Posted by stugots View Post
      why cant they remove the busted tooth parts while removing the teeth?

      dont they look around in there before sewing the gum up?
      This is a quote from Mike in reply to my questions re bone shards......

      "Dentists will have a quick check to see if there is any obvious bone debris which can be carefully removed but obviously as soon as the tooth is removed the socket bleeds in order that the healing process can begin- making it quite hard to spot these small fragments. Also it is important to avoid too much 'investigation' (with a probe or tweezers for eg) of a fresh socket, especially if it is a back tooth which may be near the maxillary sinus.

      The slivers often work themselves out, (in much the same way as little splinters often work themselves out)."
      Not such a lost cause after all :-)

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      I am experiencing the same thing after having all my upper teeth extracted. I informed my dentist that those bone fragmants are quite painful as I have several of them and I dreaded putting my denture in my mouth every morning and I was unable to chew. I then asked if he would remove them, he just kinda shrugged his shoulders and said we will fix your denture. He proceeded to place some powder on my denture and inserted it back in my mouth to see where it was hitting then took a dremel looking tool and proceeded to shave those spots. when he inserted the denture back in my mouth, it did not cause as much discomfort but now it just fell out unless I kept my tongue up there to hold it. I was furious as the denture fit very snug prior to this. I just did not make any sense to me that he would adjust the denture to accomidate something that would eventually go away. Upset when I arrived at home I researched the internet for a product that would make them more comfortable and hold at the same time. I FOUND THE BEST PRODUCT EVER! It is called Cushion Grip. I purchased a tube at CVS Pharmacy and what a world of difference this product has made. I was able to insert the denture without pain and more importantly CHEW as I was so hungry from not being able to eat REAL food! I am a happy camper! It is a thermoplastic and you warm it in hot water prior to applying, it lasts for 4 days without having to reapply even through cleanings, soakings and brushing. Anybody battling bone fragments pushing through their gums should try this product. it has made a world of difference for me.
      Last edited by racey7777; 14th January 2012 at 18:53.

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      Default Re: Bone Fragments after Tooth Extractions

      Quote Originally Posted by racey7777 View Post
      I am experiencing the same thing after having all my upper teeth extracted. I informed my dentist that those bone fragmants are quite painful as I have several of them and I dreaded putting my denture in my mouth every morning and I was unable to chew. I then asked if he would remove them, he just kinda shrugged his shoulders and said we will fix your denture. He proceeded to place some powder on my denture and inserted it back in my mouth to see where it was hitting then took a dremel looking tool and proceeded to shave those spots. when he inserted the denture back in my mouth, it did not cause as much discomfort but now it just fell out unless I kept my tongue up there to hold it. I was furious as the denture fit very snug prior to this. I just did not make any sense to me that he would adjust the denture to accomidate something that would eventually go away. Upset when I arrived at home I researched the internet for a product that would make them more comfortable and hold at the same time. I FOUND THE BEST PRODUCT EVER! It is called Cushion Grip. I purchased a tube at CVS Pharmacy and what a world of difference this product has made. I was able to insert the denture without pain and more importantly CHEW as I was so hungry from not being able to eat REAL food! I am a happy camper! It is a thermoplastic and you warm it in hot water prior to applying, it lasts for 4 days without having to reapply even through cleanings, soakings and brushing. Anybody battling bone fragments pushing through their gums should try this product. it has made a world of difference for me.

      I had all my teeth extracted 4 weeks ago.Bone fragments are popping up everywhere but none has worked thier way out. My dentist told me it was normal, but never even felt them to see just how bad thet were, He would just adjust my dentures (with the dremmel) and put them back. It has been very painful and i left every (5) visit crying .On my last visit i had all i could stand and went to a new dentist . Not only was the lab tech horrified at how bad my denture was but I am now scheduled for surgery to have this all fixed. I can not wait for this pain to be over and eat some normal food (-15 lbs) so far. I was also told that the roof of my mouth is abnormal,there is a lump so my denture will never seal properly. Something I wish I was told before hand. TY for your story , I am going to look for that product tomorrow

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