It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Dental Health Message Board

Extraction - broken tooth/Retained root? kinda long

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-21-2005, 05:52 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1
daytymer HB User
Unhappy Extraction - broken tooth/Retained root? kinda long


I'm hoping someone can help me. This is a long story but I'll condense it as best I can.

4 weeks ago had an extraction of lower molar (one next to where wisdom tooth used to be)

3rd day post op my jaw was swollen and extremely sore to the touch. Went back to dentist and was told "you're fine, extraction site looks fine" When asked about the lump on the side of my face, was told "leave it alone and quit touching it, you have only been post op 3 days"

4th day, see a different dentist and am told the tooth next to the extracted tooth abcessed (has 16 yr old crown on it), was put on more PVK (?) 500mg 4 x day. I've been on this stuff 2 weeks now.

5th day, in to my regular doc and she puts me on a different medicine Clyndomyacin (sp?)

Following week i'm scheduled for a root canal. Go in to have it done, after 8 try's no numbness. Scheduled for following week.

Next attempt at RC and can only partially complete. Can't get RC tool into 3rd canal, was told it was too tight. Also told tooth was bleeding inside. Dentist packed it with RC prep and a temp filling on my old crown. Was told to come back in a week.

Major pain that night, next morning called a different doc and had it extracted. It felt like it came out fine and was never told otherwise. No suggestion at a follow-up appointment either.

Here is where I need the advice. First, I need to mention that I am a gastric bypass patient and only absorb 10% of what I put into my stomach so I am not convinced that the antibiotics have worked completely. I am now preop 5 days and my jaw seems to be getting more tender instead of better. My biggest concern is the socket is not "clean" like the other extraction site. I was rinsing the other day and couldn't get it "clean" per se. So I gently used a toothpick to help out. I felt bone/root. It is very close to the surface of the gum line and takes up about 1/2 of the extraction site.

Did the tooth break? Is this a bone fragment? Is it a root tip? I was told that due to the infection (which I'm not convinced was completely gone) that my ligaments were very soft. Could the bone have softened enough to cause a fracture and then come up into the extraction site? What does a greenstick fracture feel like?

I'm terrified to go back in to the dentist and really want someone to say not to worry, you're fine and just quit touching it.

Any thoughts?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-23-2005, 07:48 AM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: My computer/posts are MO
Posts: 21
dancersadie HB User
Re: Extraction - broken tooth/Retained root? kinda long

Please go to a medical doctor, not the dentist. You might need IV antibiotics. Sounds like you may osteomyelitis. Please take this seriously!! Yes the bone can fracture.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Tooth Extraction, canker sores, lump? LdyNY Dental Health 3 12-06-2009 10:10 AM
Tooth Extraction Questions jeff's girl Dental Health 10 02-21-2009 07:30 AM
Pain after implant/extraction? trigal Dental Health 6 01-07-2009 03:16 PM
tooth left after extraction papaya08 Dental Health 2 06-13-2008 06:32 AM
Neighboring Tooth Breaks During Extraction Kimberlie Dental Health 10 02-02-2008 02:29 PM
Extraction by Oral Surgon davidj18224 Dental Health 1 10-26-2007 04:33 PM
Dental Extraction and healing Mirthlady Dental Health 1 11-27-2005 09:48 AM
Tooth Extraction - retained root? meesoo Dental Health 8 02-20-2005 09:51 AM
In agony, what would you do? Extraction or? ddeva Dental Health 10 09-02-2003 03:59 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:01 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!