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Sharp white piece in inner gum after Wisdom Teeth extraction

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Posted by: xkazaf  (5 years ago)
So two days I got all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth taken out. I felt a slight stabbing against my tongue but I thought maybe it was the end of a stitch or something.

Well yesterday I was finally able to really check my mouth out, and as I looked I found a small white piece breaking through my gums on the inside back by one of my teeth I had taken out and it's really sharp. All of the day it's been rubbing and stabbing my tongue. If it wasn't there this whole thing wouldn't be so bad but it's hard to swallow when it just hurts, which makes it hard to eat or drink.

Does anyone know what this is and what can be done about it? I can't take another day of this. My tongue is swelling up, turning white from the sharp piece, and I'm afraid it's going to end up cutting my open and making me bleed soon enough.

On a slight off topic note, how long till I can eat normal foods again? Is there anything I shouldn't eat for a while or while the holes in my mouth close on themselves? I heard eating rice isn't a good idea. I was also wondering how do I chew? For years now I got use to chewing on the side where my wisdom tooth wasn't decaying, but with both gone and both sides healing I have no idea what to do. I was also wondering when I can use a straw again, and able to spit and slurp noodles. I really do NOT want dry socket.

Thanks to any answers, much appreciated.
-PJ
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So two days I got all 4 of my impacted wisdom teeth taken out. I felt a slight stabbing against my tongue but I thought maybe it was the end of a stitch or something.

Well yesterday I was finally able to really check my mouth out, and as I looked I found a small white piece breaking through my gums on the inside back by one of my teeth I had taken out and it's really sharp. All of the day it's been rubbing and stabbing my tongue. If it wasn't there this whole thing wouldn't be so bad but it's hard to swallow when it just hurts, which makes it hard to eat or drink.

Does anyone know what this is and what can be done about it? I can't take another day of this. My tongue is swelling up, turning white from the sharp piece, and I'm afraid it's going to end up cutting my open and making me bleed soon enough.

On a slight off topic note, how long till I can eat normal foods again? Is there anything I shouldn't eat for a while or while the holes in my mouth close on themselves? I heard eating rice isn't a good idea. I was also wondering how do I chew? For years now I got use to chewing on the side where my wisdom tooth wasn't decaying, but with both gone and both sides healing I have no idea what to do. I was also wondering when I can use a straw again, and able to spit and slurp noodles. I really do NOT want dry socket.

Thanks to any answers, much appreciated.
-PJ


This is a bone chip surfacing through the gums. It is fairly common. The dentist who extracted the teeth can easily clip this. If you can't get to the dentist you could try clipping it with a small wire cutter or heavy-duty scissors. Your might also be able to just pull it out through the gums. Eventually the piece will come out, but sometimes it takes a long while.

You can eat anything you are comfortable with. Yes, drinking through a straw is not danger a couple of days after surgery.
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