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Old 09-18-2003, 04:23 PM   #1
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Question bone fragments after teeth extraction

Hello. I am very new here, but have a problem that I need some help with. Back on June 10th, I had to have my teeth extracted due to a problem that was hereditary. About 4 weeks ago a hard place on the left side of my mouth in the gum surfaced. I went to my oral surgeon and he said that could either be a bit of tooth or a bone fragment and that it would most likely come out on its own. Well, with a little help from me, it came out. It was a bone fragment. Now, on the other side of my mouth a place in the gum has become extremely painful. I saw the doc yesterday and he told me the same thing. However, the last one was NOT painful at all and this one is. He said we would have to wait it out. Now here is the deal. I am in the middle of the process of finally getting my dentures (big mess with insurance). This couldn't be happening at a worse time and then told to wait it out. What is up with these 'bone fragments'? Could it still be what is going on now? And is this something that I am going to have problems with for a long time? Any help or suggestions with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for you help or suggestions. I am no good with this amount of pain. No one is...

 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:20 AM   #2
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Hi

All my teeth were pulled just over three months ago. For about a month afterwards I had little bits of bone fragment that popped up to the surface periodically. I just plucked them off with a tweezer, but they were never painful. As I had waited for my gums to heal before being fitted with dentures it didn't bother me all that much. I imagine that if I had had immediates it would have possibly been an irritation under the denture, but thankfully that was not the case for me.

I am wearing complete upper and lower dentures for a week now and am finding the transition from toothlessness to dentures relatively easy thus far.

Did you have all of your teeth pulled? What was your experience like.

Hope you able to resolve the problem with those bone shards.

Cheers for now
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying, Charms. Yes, all the teeth were pulled back on June 10th. It wasn't too bad once I could keep the packing out. My oral surgeon is also an M.D., so I think that helped. He is really a cool guy. I am just not one for waiting. I guess you and I were in similar circumstances in waiting three months to start the dentures. My next appt. on Monday will be a trial to see how they fit for a week. With my last appt. on the 29th. My gums have healed very well except for these aggrivating bone fragments. I am hoping that is all it is this time. But like you said the first one I had was not painful in any way. We shall see, I suppose.

So you have your dentures now? How are the lower ones doing? I have heard all these stories that the lowers are the hardest to get used to. How are they with you? I am going to be flying home in Nov. and am really hoping that the uppers and lowers are fitted pretty good by then. Oh well..... Let me know how you are doing! Thanks again for replying!

pines

 
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