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Bone or jaw poking out of my gum after tooth extraction weeks ago, im starting to have bad breath and its not really that much painful.What to do?

Bone or jaw poking out of my gum after tooth extraction weeks ago, im starting to have bad breath and its not really that much painful.What to do?

Tooth extraction: Return to the surgeon to have the extraction site examined. You may have a piece of bone working its way out, or the area is just healing slowly and you are still feeling the edge of the extraction socket. The bad breath may be due to debris in the socket, or from other areas of your mouth. In any case, you should be seeing your dentist for follow-up care. ...Read more

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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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What can I expect after a wisdom tooth extraction for a tooth that’s a bony impaction? My oral surgeon says that means the tooth is surrounded by bone, so he’ll need to cut into my jaw bone. That sounds really painful. Will I have a long recovery? How wil

If : If you are young it will be simple. Your surgeon only needs to remove enough bone to get the tooth out. That's what i call a window. The bone will heal back uneventfully. You will not be in the pain you are imagining. But the first week after surgery you will be sore and eating will take more effort. After the second week you can get back to eating that beef jerky. So don't fret it will go well. ...Read more

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How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

How safe is tooth extraction for someone with osteoporosis? I've read that it increases the chances of breaking your jaw during the procedure, but by how much? I was diagnosed about two years ago, and my doctor says reclast has helped, but my bones are st

Depends: Patients taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at greater risk for osteonecrosis of the jaw from surgical procedures. The injectables or IV meds are most likely to cause problems. The oral meds are not as bad for complications . Your dr. May take you off Reclast for a period of time before the extraction. Please discuss this w your physician and oral surgeon! good luck! ...Read more

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Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Jaw bone degeneration and collapsed face appearance profile after having 12 teeth extraction three years ago.Can bone grafting improve face appearance?

Lip Support: What type of prosthesis are you wearing? Which 12 teeth were removed? Much of your lip support comes from your natural teeth or prosthesis. Bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume for placement of dental implants. You have a complex situation that warrants consultations with first a prosthodontist and then an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Hello can you please help me?i have some question!i had total teeth extraction on dec.3th and now i have bones on my lower jaw.solution?

Hello can you please help me?i have some question!i had total teeth extraction on dec.3th and now i have bones on my lower jaw.solution?

Bones: If you are referring to pieces of bone sticking through the tissue this is not uncommon. it is dead and will come out on its own however you may want to see your surgeon to have the area checked and the pieces removed for comfort. Will you be getting implants to preserve your bone and stabilize the denture?Given your age that would be ideal. ...Read more

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11 days after tooth extraction, clot fell out and bone was exposed; now i see cavity-like marks on it and it mildly hurts. Should i be worried?

Probably not: After 11 days, your gum tissue has most likely closed over the socket area to a point that the risk of dry socket is minimal. Since you are not swollen and the pain is mild, it seems you are on the mend. For peace of mind, you can always call your surgeon for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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Jaw still hurts days after tooth extraction. When should I be worried?

Jaw still hurts days after tooth extraction. When should I be worried?

How many days ?: And how difficult was the extraction? Was it a periodontally involved tooth that was loose, or a wisdom tooth that required cutting bone? Two very different extractions, and your post does not give any clues. If you are uncomfortable, regardless of the above answers, call your dentist for specific guidance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Is it normal to get lock jaw after a tooth extraction?

Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Are bone grafts required after tooth extraction?

Depends: It depends on the goal. If a dental implant is planned, then yes. Sometimes, bone grafts can be performed at wisdom tooth sites and where lesions of the jaw bone were removed. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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