Recently my roommate had her remaining upper teeth removed because of gum disease. This was in early January. Since then about every 5 to 7 days she has a bone chip that appears causing terrible pain. She then ends up at the dentist for him to pull the chip. She's at around 8 of them now - all over her mouth. Everytime they do a full xray and don't find any others... Is this normal?
Unfortunately she's unemployed so doesn't have any money to go to an oral surgeon, or the like.
Hi, the answer is yes or no. The problem is that these bone chips are the bones that have separated during the extraction. Could they be avoided? Yes. They can evaluate at the time of extraction the bone and quality and also to smooth out all the extraction areas. And if your roommate is under the age of 70, make sure she goes in to have implants done as quickly as possible as the remaining jaw bone that she has will continue to deteriorate and get destroyed to the point that she may not even be able to wear dentures. The only thing that will help her jaw bone from getting destroyed is dental implants. Check out these two links:
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