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root tip left after extraction

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blueseraph

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I just had one of my molars extracted. I believe it is 31. 32 has already been extracted.  After getting home and a nap. I looked at the tooth and noticed that part of the root was broken off. I think it might still be in my jaw.  If this is so, are there any complication at I should watch out for. Should I call the dentist and tell them to finish the job or is this a common complication that needs to be treated seperatly?
 
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Gordon

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I'd call the dentist to check. It's possible that the little root tip was hoovered up by an assistant or that the root is not a normal shape. If there is a bit of tip left, less than a couple of milimeters is fine, more than that probably needs removing.
 
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