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Posted: 1/13/2006 11:55:25 AM EDT
I might have a problem. 1,2, and 3 extracted on Sunday. It was by a military contract dentist. I'm lucky I got novacaine.... I think something may be wrong with the #3 extraction. There are sharp bits protruding (parts of the tooth?), pain, and general unpleasantness.
I don't want to go to a dentist on a Friday if this is normal.

Thanks hive-mind
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:56:57 AM EDT
I'm not a dentist... however, sharp bits does not sound normal. Sounds like something was missed.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 11:59:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By midwinter:
I might have a problem. 1,2, and 3 extracted on Sunday. It was by a military contract dentist. I'm lucky I got novacaine.... I think something may be wrong with the #3 extraction. There are sharp bits protruding (parts of the tooth?), pain, and general unpleasantness.
I don't want to go to a dentist on a Friday if this is normal.

Thanks hive-mind

Dude this is going to give me nightmares. I hate going to the dentist as it is.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:18:54 PM EDT
Get in there with a flashlight and and tell us what the sharp parts look like.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:58:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tanam:
Get in there with a flashlight and and tell us what the sharp parts look like.




barely visible, whiteish, I think the dentist didn't remove the whole thing...

crud, anyone know if this is normal?

sorry to creep ya'll out
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:01:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/13/2006 1:02:57 PM EDT by Eric03Cobra]
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Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:04:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By midwinter:

Originally Posted By Tanam:
Get in there with a flashlight and and tell us what the sharp parts look like.




barely visible, whiteish, I think the dentist didn't remove the whole thing...

crud, anyone know if this is normal?

sorry to creep ya'll out



It's possible that during the extraction, a part of the root broke off and the dentist did not remove it. The only thing to do is to go back and have the remaining parts of the tooth removed.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:05:18 PM EDT
When i had all 4 wisdom teeth pulled in the ARMY i had simlar problems, when i went back to the dentist he said it was just peices of bone working there way out of the hole and left it that. Typical army dentist. Anyway, it did quit after a couple days.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:13:31 PM EDT
Call the dentist, even if you have to call him at home. You may have a dry socket, and the sharp areas are probably bone (not uncommon at all, and not a sign of a "bad job").
If it is a dry socket, the pain can be quickly and easily relieved by applying a medicated dressing. But diagnosis over the phone/internet/etc. is really impossible. Call the dentist, or the dentist on call.
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