A 27-year-old female asked:
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Bone fragment 6 months post wisdom tooth extraction and dark spot around tooth root of next molar on x-ray. Dentist says not infection? Is he right?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Second opinion: I think your dentist is right. However, like all health care professionals dentists differ in training, experience, and in personality. Just look for the second opinion with an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons will generally provide good ethical second opinions, but there may be other factors that can influence their judgment (unlikely). Hope it helps.
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Dark spot usually indicates bone loss. I agree w Dr Grin, see an Oral Surgeon.
Apr 27, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Dark areas on x-ray usually mean bone loss. I agree we Dr Grin, see an Oral Surgeon for peace of mind.
Apr 27, 2014

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