A member asked:
is it possible that a piece of tooth could get left behind during a wisdom tooth extraction? i had my wisdom teeth out in october. it's now january and i think i have a little piece of tooth that's working out of my gum on the bottom. it's sharp and a lit
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, : Yes, some times a small piece of the tooth can break off when a wisdom tooth is being extracted. In some cases, the wisdom tooth may need to be broken before if can be removed. If something feels jagged and sore, it is worth seeing your dentist back, so that he can examine you.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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