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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bone splinters in your gums?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes bone splinters in your gums?

See Oral surgeon: Is it in an area that a tooth was recently extracted? If not i would recommend you see an oral surgeon to have the area evaluated. Could be a vitamin deficiency or an osteomyelitis (a type of bone infection). ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more

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How would an orthopedic surgeon fix a broken ankle, where then bone splintered and fragments of bone are floating in the muscle? (Idk how to explain)

How would an orthopedic surgeon fix a broken ankle, where then bone splintered and fragments of bone are floating in the muscle? (Idk how to explain)

Jig saw puzzle: We put pieces together like a jig saw puzzle to fit them together. We hold them together with plates and screws while the bone heals. We don't worry about many small pieces. ...Read more

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Swallowed small chicken bone splinter, felt it claw down my throat about 10 days ago. I have on-off discomfort in my chest/throat. Might be stuck?

Swallowed small chicken bone splinter, felt it claw down my throat about 10 days ago. I have on-off discomfort in my chest/throat. Might be stuck?

Yes indeed: A chicken bone lodged in the wall of the esophagus can do just that -- and eventually pierce the wall to cause even more troubles. Perhaps it's time for endoscopy. I'm glad you asked. ...Read more

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What can happen with splintering bones in a skull fracture?

What can happen with splintering bones in a skull fracture?

Dependswhere they go: If the fragments stay in place, there may be no long term problems. If they penetrate the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain, injury or bleeding in the brain can occur. ...Read more

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I have osteoporosis and by xor at say my son is cracked and my bones are starting to splinter can I do something to fix them I'm in so much pain. thx.

Treatment: There are several treatments for osteoporosis available now that help rebuild bone. If you actually have fractures, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss what can be done for them and which of the treatments would be best for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to bone or rib to splinter without a break or fracture?

On children: Children's bones are a little more flexible, and so they can have what is called a green stick fracture, which is a bending if the bone without a true fracture. Adults are more brittle, so if they fail it will result in a fracture. ...Read more

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I have a fracture of the scaphoid bone. He has only given me a fracture splinter will it work?

I have a fracture of the scaphoid bone. He has only given me a fracture splinter will it work?

Depends: The scaphoid bone in the wrist is notoriously slow to heal. The middle and bottom part receive poor blood supply. I often place patients in a thumb spica cast for 6- 12 weeks. Many patients instead opt for surgical fixation with a screw placed across the fracture to speed healing. I recommend close communication with your doctor regarding the risks of poor healing and the treatment options. ...Read more

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Can bone "dent"?

Can bone "dent"?

Yes, but...: Adult bones are stiff and children's bones are somewhat malleable. Therefore, when an adult breaks a bone, it usually breaks all the way through. In children, small fractures can happen that only "dent" the bone rather than break it all the way throughout. ...Read more

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