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A 32-year-old member asked:

Why do i still have bone chips coming out 6 months after full teeth extraction and alveoplasty?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
41 years experience
Not unprecedented: Sometimes it takes up to a year for these to all work out depending on how invasive the surgery was.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not uncommon: Occasionally, small fragments of bone may work through the gum tissue during the healing process. This is more common after surgical extractions and is nature’s way of reshaping the ridge (alveoloplasty).
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Last updated Apr 29, 2015

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