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Exposed Bone After Pulling Wisdom Teeth
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
Exposed bone: What to do, if anything, would depend upon whether the exposed bone is at the base of the socket, or a bone spicule that has become dislodged, or a sharp piece of bone that is now not covered with gum tissue. See your dentist right away and he\she can determine how to best resolve the issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bone Grafting: Bone grafting after an extraction is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to make sure your jaw bone is preserved. For most cases, it is very helpful. Grafting is usually not needed to replace wisdom teeth, baby teeth, or when teeth were taken out for braces. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: After wisdom teeth are removed some patients may have some bone that protrudes from the gums. Whether or not it is a serious problem or not depends on the size and location of the exposed bone and how much discomfort it is causing. If the exposed bone is significantly large, your dentist or surgeon may have to perform a minor procedure to remove it. Your dentist or surgeon can advise you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It Depends: The answer may depend on why the x-ray is being performed. A panoramic x-ray is commonly used for preoperative evaluations of impacted wisdom teeth, and postoperative if indicated. If a more detailed evaluation is necessary, a cone beam CT can be performed which allows manipulation of the data to reconstruct 3D images of the desired area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually how long does it take for the bottom wisdom teeth to heal over (the gums, not the bone) after surgical extraction?
7 days: Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dont want more surgery but it feels like there is tiny piece of bone under my gum after wisdom teeth removal?
1 yr after wisdom teeth extraction I have itchy feeling back there in the holes-am i growing bone?
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