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Did i mess up my jaw bone

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Posted by: zacheyp  (7 years ago)
So a few weeks ago i had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Painless procedure. In the last week or so i felt a bump near the wisdom tooth on the side of the gum which hurt when in contact with my tongue. Today i picked at it (i know, bad me) and it seems i got most of the bump to go away. There was some blood but most importantley it did not feel like puss, but much harder, like bone. I am in little to no pain now but i am worried that i picked out a chip of my jaw bone. Help!!


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So a few weeks ago i had all 4 wisdom teeth taken out. Painless procedure. In the last week or so i felt a bump near the wisdom tooth on the side of the gum which hurt when in contact with my tongue. Today i picked at it (i know, bad me) and it seems i got most of the bump to go away. There was some blood but most importantley it did not feel like puss, but much harder, like bone. I am in little to no pain now but i am worried that i picked out a chip of my jaw bone. Help!!




It is normal for small chips of bone to surface and exfoliate after tooth extraction. You did nothing wrong. This piece of bone was dead anyway.

Posted 7 years ago
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Do not worry about this small chip. Important thing is that there is no pain now. Sometimes these kind of things happen.
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