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  • Bone fracture: I got a molar taken out last night but the dentist accidentally pulled a relatively small piece of what looks like its bone. Should I be worried or is this something that will heal on its own? ... Visitor from El Paso     (answer)

  • Bone fragments or a tooth fragment?: When I had all my teeth extracted, I ended up with a bunch of pieces that I have to keep pulling out. What concerns me is where I had a molar it feels like a whole side of a tooth is there. Is this Bone? What should be done about this? ... Visitor from CO     (answer)

  • Bone chips or bone growth: I have had all my teeth removed. I keep having small slivers or pieces of bone start pokeing though my gums. I have had these removed several times. I'm told that the bones are growing back wrong. Is this true? It's hard to believe that a bone can grow back where it's visible in just 7 days. The bones are on the bottom way far back it's hard to reach. It's on the inside by the tongue now, near where the teeth would go. ... Visitor from KY     (answer)

  • Bone Chips and Partial Pain: I have a bone chip from an earlier extraction. It is causing pain when I wear my new partials. My dentist wants to leave it in and ajust my partials to compensate? Are there problems with that in the future? What's best? Does it require dental surgery? ... Visitor from PA     (answer)

  • I am 33 years old and had all my teeth pulled out a month ago. I also had a bone graft done because the dentist wouldn't pull them without the grafting procedure. My problem is I still can't wear my teeth because I have all these bone chips coming out everywhere. Is it normal to have bone chips even if you have a bone graft? ...Visitor from TX     (answer)

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