I had a tooth pulled from the very back of my upper jaw in December. The hole seemed to be healing fine up till a day or twoo ago. Now there's something sharp on the edge of the empty space where the tooth was. It feels like a thick sliver poking out from my gums, and it's uncomfortable. I'm wondering if it could be a bone chip that was left behind during the extraction and slowly worked its way to the surface. I don't know if such a thing is even possible.
I know I need to talk to my dentist, but he won't see me. He says I need to make an appointment with the oral surgeon who extracted my tooth, which I'll do, but it will probably be a week or two before I can get in. So I'm wondering if anybody else has ever experienced this, and if so, how it turned out. Did the sliver work itself out on its own, or did you have to get it removed somehow? Could it be pulled with dental tweezers, if such a tool even exists, or did you have to get it cut out
Answer by mikesmom65270 at 12:19 AM on Jan. 25, 2013
Answer by Tesserae at 1:03 PM on Jan. 24, 2013
Answer by idareyou at 1:24 PM on Jan. 24, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 2:23 PM on Jan. 24, 2013
Maybe it's some strange Spanish congenital anomaly?
Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Jan. 24, 2013
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