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Bone Fragments after Wisdom Tooth Removal

Hello again,

My wife had her wisdom teeth pulled 9 das ago They were all impacted. She ende up with a dry socket on one but that pain is now gone. Right near the abcess she feels two little whitish bumps that seem to be pricking through the skin. They are extremely painful to her. Its not the end of her stitch. Im guessing that this is a bone fragement left over from the surgery. If so, will it work itself out? Is there anything to speed this along? and anything to help with this pain?
Thanks,
Jay
 
  Jay 15 on 2006-06-17
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Bone fragement left over from a surgery, Very unlikely unless a layman dentist worked with a chisel. Wait for two more days.
 
girilal last decade
Hypericum 200c in the wet dose will help the pain.

The wet dose is made by inserting 3 pellets of the remedy into a 500ml bottle of spring water and shaking it hard to bubble before a teaspoon is decanted and sipped.

If the pain is acute, this remedy can be taken every 3-4 hours.

Arnica 30c will help to heal the wound in the socket taken thrice daily.

Suggest that you consult your dentist who is best able to judge the reason for the whitish bumps to be pricking through the gum.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
If it were to be an infection what remedy would best fit this situation?
Thanks,
Jay
 
Jay 15 last decade
An antibiotic will be indicated if there is in fact some infection which your dentist will be able to advise you about.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
Take Ledum 200 and Hypericum 200 in alteration...every four hours...will take care of infection and pain etc.

If a bone splinter is left there...needs to get an x-ray done and establish the doubt for correctness.

In that case another med will have to be given.

best,
Pankaj Varma
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thanks for the help. I find it ironic that I always seem to need a remedy on Sundays when I have no access to them.
 
Jay 15 last decade
X out the Sundays from your calander !!!!!!!
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
....and enjoy the Football World Cup !!!!
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
...or go and work in Dubai ....coz. Friday is a holiday there not Sunday !!!!
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
lol
 
Jay 15 last decade
The Diagnosis is bone fragement. She went in this morning an they told her to come bck in another week as it should grow itself out enough for them to grab it and pull it out. Her gums are red so they gave her an antibiotic as a preventative measure. Is there any remedies to help this bone fragement along? I picked up Hypericum and Ledum both in 200ch and she just started with this. Please help, as thing are getting ugly over here.
Jay
 
Jay 15 last decade
Well Ledum and Hypericum...both will help to take away pain and infection.

Let the dentist pull out the fragment.

Best,
Pankaj Varma
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Silicea 6x dose 2 tablets taken thrice daily should help to push out the 'bone' fragment which is most likely a tooth fragment but this may take longer than just a week.

I must add that I cannot understand how a qualified dentist could possibly have left a tooth/bone fragment behind after an extraction.

Someone suggested that it may have been a dentist who worked with a hammer and chisel and I am beginning to believe him.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
I could have sworn that when I picked her up there was a monkey in a surgeon outfit with hammer in his hand.

Thanks for the help, Ill sive the silicea a go a well. My wife does not want to take the antibiotics but she is at the end of her rope and doesnt want to have any more pain so I told her to fill the prescription and stop trying to be a hero.
She has taken 2 wet doses of Hypericum 200 to this point with no relief. We will continue on.
Jay
 
Jay 15 last decade
Give ledum and hypericum in alteration every hour...5 pellets each or 2 drops in 1/10th glass of water.

When pain goes away....make it once in 2 hours....then gradually taper off.

Best,
Pankaj Varma
 
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
It is a common and completely normal part of the healing process for bone fragments to work their way out of the socket following tooth extraction. This is especially true for teeth which have been surgically removed as is usually the case when wisdom teeth are involved. Think of a tooth root like a tree root. Soil surrounds the roots of a tree much like bone around a tooth. In order to pull a tree out you would need to dig out the soil from around it first, the same for the bone surrounding a tooth. EVERYTIME a tooth is removed small fragments of the alveolar bone will splinter away, these are then irrigated and flushed from the socket. Sometimes the fragments are too far down in a socket for the dentist to access them, or close to facial nerves. It is not always possible to remove all of them and the lack of visability and access means some may remain. Maximum care is taken to flush them out after the tooth is removed, but even the most experienced of dentists including oral surgeons could not guarantee no bone is left. As the bone is no longer vital or part of the body, it is not recognized by the body and therefore rejected as a foreign object, hence working its way out.
This process can be painful, the gums will be sore and tender and can sometime smell. A mouthrinse is generally recommended or you may prefer warm saltwater gargles. Pain medication will help alleviate any discomfort. The fragment may take a couple of weeks to fully work its way out, most times no further intervention is required. Rarely a dentist may assist with the expulsion by making a small incision in the soft tissue so they can reveal the fragment and remove it speeding up the healing process.
A course of antibiotics may be prescribed for stubborn infections.
In closing. I am sure your wife's dentist would be disappointed by your comments against him as his intention would have been to do his best for your wife. It is not any dentist's wish to cause pain or distress to their patient, merely to help.
I am sure he is not actually a 'monkey' though I can't comment on his appearance!!
 
lolaj last decade
its seems I've just responded to a very old thread. I hope your wife's dental problems are now sorted!! lol
 
lolaj last decade
Hey Mr.X, i am facing a similar issue.

Would be helpful if you could let me know whether the bone fragment was removed or just any medicines solved this issue your wife had ?

Bit frightened as injections inside the mouth or gums for removal of bone fragments will cause more pain. Will any medicines alone will solve this issue ?
 
raj.homeo.patient last decade

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