Many of us go for tooth extraction either when the wisdom tooth does not erupt straight or when a tooth has decayed completely. However, there can be times when after a tooth extraction, a sharp bone may be sticking out of the gum. A bone coming out may irritate the tongue, but luckily the condition is treatable. Visit specialized dentistry like Sair Dental Group of Houston and get the best treatment for your dental concerns.
The reason for having a bone spur
After having a tooth extraction, the bone goes through a natural process of healing itself. However, in the healing process, the body may reject an unwanted piece of bone, and it may be visible out of the gums. It may also become uncomfortable for the person. However, bone spurs don’t appear right after tooth extraction. It may take up to several weeks to months.
Dental bone spur removal
In certain cases, the bone spurs may come out of the bone area and fall out. However, if it does not fall, the dentist may consider taking it out of the bone area. Treatment for removing a bone spur involves a minimally invasive procedure. It helps to avoid infections and also helps in the healing process. There are several options from which a dentist may choose the one that is most suitable. The dentist may, at times, decide to make the jaw bone smooth so that the bone area does not come out of the gums. This is done immediately after tooth extraction. It later helps in the insertion of the artificial tooth.
If you feel a sharp bone sticking out of your gum after a tooth extraction, then do not wait and contact our dentists immediately. You can also call us on 832-924-2666 to talk to our expert dentists.