Originally Posted by makodav
Bump, anyone have anything at all to offer? Thank You.
That happened to my son. He noticed it before he went back for his post op visit. He thought that it was part of the tooth. What it was was the bone. The oral surgeon said that had never happened to one of his patients before. The bone was supposed to lie back down flat over where the tooth was removed. Instead, it flipped out and protruded towards his cheek. The doctor took clippers and clipped that part of the bone off. It was very painful. This happened about three years ago and I don't think it bothers him anymore. He did have surgery on his nose this year and had complications with that. I guess he just has bad luck with any kind of surgery!
Maybe yours did the same, but you didn't notice it earlier because your gums were still swollen? Or maybe the bone didn't heal and migrated until it protruded?