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wisdom teeth
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Questions in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery forum are answered by Dr. Michael H Kirsch and Dr. Mario Tuchman. Topics covered include teeth extractions, wisdom teeth, dental implants, bone grafting, orthognathic surgery, facial bones realignment, facial trauma repair, jaw alignment, anesthesia , jaw cyst or tumor diagnosis, reconstructive jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) and TMJ surgery.

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wisdom teeth
i got my wisdom teeth pulled about two months ago but where my lower left one was removed there is a sharp portrution like a piece of tooth was left in the hole and there is some pain to is this something i should be concerned with.
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What you have described may be a small piece of bone called a spicule.  It is not uncommon for these to come to the surface of your gums during the healing process.

I suggest you see the surgeon who did the extractions.  They will be able to remove the fragment.  It is generally painless and only takes a couple of seconds.

More rare is a late post-operative infection.  Again, see your surgeon.


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thank you very much for your reply and help i will make an appointment right away
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