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Is it something to worry about, if part of bone broke & came out with molar extraction? (not wisdom teeth) my upper molar back was broken & decaying & needed removing. The dentist removed it, but had a difficult time. He said the tooth & roots were emb

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Usually not

The bone overlying the roots of upper molars in the upper jaw can sometimes be very thin and some bone can be attached to the roots of teeth when they are removed.
In most instances if there is only a small amount of bone that broke, it will usually heal without any additional treatment. If there is a sharp area that does not resolve after a period of healing, the area may require treatment.

In brief: Usually not

The bone overlying the roots of upper molars in the upper jaw can sometimes be very thin and some bone can be attached to the roots of teeth when they are removed.
In most instances if there is only a small amount of bone that broke, it will usually heal without any additional treatment. If there is a sharp area that does not resolve after a period of healing, the area may require treatment.
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In brief: Yes,

Yes, it is normal.
Doesn't happen all the time, but unfortunately part of extracting teeth. It should heal without a problem. The pain could also be coming just from the extraction since it was difficult... Don't blame the piece of bone. Your dentist was very forthcoming in explaining to you the problems he had with the extraction. It's only been a day. Give it some time, and i'm sure it will calm down. Sometimes, i advise my patients to take an extra tylenol (acetaminophen) two hours after the lortab. That extra bit of antiinflammatory and pain reliever does the trick. Ask you dentist what he thinks.

In brief: Yes,

Yes, it is normal.
Doesn't happen all the time, but unfortunately part of extracting teeth. It should heal without a problem. The pain could also be coming just from the extraction since it was difficult... Don't blame the piece of bone. Your dentist was very forthcoming in explaining to you the problems he had with the extraction. It's only been a day. Give it some time, and i'm sure it will calm down. Sometimes, i advise my patients to take an extra tylenol (acetaminophen) two hours after the lortab. That extra bit of antiinflammatory and pain reliever does the trick. Ask you dentist what he thinks.
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Dr. Neil McLeod
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes

Yes it is quite common for supporting bone to be roved with a tooth root the close contour of the root and bone and the firmness of attachment of the ligament to the bone can mean that if the bone it thin it may crack and come away with the tooth.
Relax and take your salt water mouth rinse. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is quite common for supporting bone to be roved with a tooth root the close contour of the root and bone and the firmness of attachment of the ligament to the bone can mean that if the bone it thin it may crack and come away with the tooth.
Relax and take your salt water mouth rinse. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: Yes.

Yes. It is normal.
Sometimes to properly remove the tooth and its roots it is necessary to remove bnoe. You are in pain because it was a difficult extraction.

In brief: Yes.

Yes. It is normal.
Sometimes to properly remove the tooth and its roots it is necessary to remove bnoe. You are in pain because it was a difficult extraction.
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