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Sharp pointy object (possibly tooth/bone) sticking out of my gums? Go to oral surgeon>dentist?
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Dentist
Start with your dentist.
Most small bone fragments are easy to remove. If it is anything more significant that your dentist cannot take care of, see an oral surgeon at that point. Most truly 'sharp'objects like that tend to be more bony in nature.

In brief: Dentist
Start with your dentist.
Most small bone fragments are easy to remove. If it is anything more significant that your dentist cannot take care of, see an oral surgeon at that point. Most truly 'sharp'objects like that tend to be more bony in nature.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Could be either. Or a foreign object don't neglect or wait.
See an oral surgeon, dentist, or periodontist.

In brief: Yes
Could be either. Or a foreign object don't neglect or wait.
See an oral surgeon, dentist, or periodontist.
Dr. Ragan Faler
Dr. Ragan Faler
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Yes
Foreign body/ puncture wound in gums can be source for infection.
Infection in the mouth can quickly become systemic, due to good blood flow there. See whoever you can see fastest! dentist, or oral surgeon, or ear, nose, throat surgeon.

In brief: Yes
Foreign body/ puncture wound in gums can be source for infection.
Infection in the mouth can quickly become systemic, due to good blood flow there. See whoever you can see fastest! dentist, or oral surgeon, or ear, nose, throat surgeon.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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