Bone sticking out

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I had my remaining 6 top teeth pulled just over 3 weeks ago and had immediate top dentures put in. Now on the front of my top gums, just on the side where my two front teeth were, I have bone pressing out, just under the skin of my gums, against the dentures. There’s one on each side and they’re about the size of a pea and they HURT so bad! Has anyone ever had this, if so, what did your dentist do about it? Thanks!
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Kathy Balcerzak

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Brad Potter

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That happened to me too. First it was just a few small pieces of bone and then there were several more popping up as the weeks went by. I pulled a few out myself but it feels like they are connected to nerves and sucks to do yourself but its possible. I never went back to the dentist and eventually they all came out on their own. U can go back and have them removed at the dentist tho. If they try to charge u more u need to tell them that u didnt leave pieces of teeth in ur mouth so why should u have to pay? But I think they'll do it free of charge since it happens to almost everyone that gets their teeth pulled.
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Kathy Balcerzak

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Mine are definitely attached, I’m calling my dentist on Monday, thanks!
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That happened to me, as well. Sometimes when the dentist breaks up the tooth to remove it, little pieces of the tooth will remain under the gums, and over time will work their way out. That's a problem with immediate dentures, as there is a lot of healing going on, and changes in your gum line, etc. as everything moves around a lot. Just see your dentist as soon as you feel anything sharp or protruding from your gums, as they can remove it. Anyway that's my experience.
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I am soon to be 62 years old and I've had my dentures since I was 25. About six months after I got my dentures I was having a lot of pain in my gums so I went back to see my dentist. He informed me that it was a bone spur and that he could cut it out or let it come out natural and I said well how long would it take and he said it depends but since it's made it that far it's probably going to be coming out pretty soon. I said okay then let's leave it. Then it was about 4 days after that that I was hurting so bad I couldn't see straight so I proceeded to rub some ice on my gum there and then I use my thumb to rock back and forth on that bone spur until it broke through the skin. Then I got my tweezers and pulled it the rest of the way through and I felt great after that. Well that happened two more times and everything went the same way I got them out. And then about a year after I had my dentures I had one that was killing me and I couldn't even put my dentures back in my mouth because it hurts so darn bad well I proceeded to do the same thing and low and behold, this one wouldn't come out. I tried several times pulling it and could not get it to come out. So back to the dentist I go and I explained to him what I have been doing but this one would not move. He took an x-ray and found out that in fact it was still connected to my bone. So he had to cut me open and go in and Chip it off flush everything out and then put a suture in. That was one stubborn piece of bone I can tell you that but all the rest of them were quite easy to get out. So it all depends on what you choose to do but you could go back or you could work on it and pull it out yourself with tweezers if you're not the squeamish type.
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Kathy Balcerzak

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I know that these are part of the big bone, I’m calling my dentist on Monday, thanks!
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Brad Potter

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If u can wiggle them then they will come out but if they don't wiggle and feel rly secure then yea u might wanna go to the dentist
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I have had my upper dentures since the 1970's and they fit fine, but now, I am almost 78 and I have a new piece trying to come thru on the top left side and it gets really sore.  I have had my foundation screws and anchors put in the bottom of my mouth and I will get the permanent lower dentures in about April 4th and I can hardly wait.  I have a friend who got the implants and she hasn't had any trouble with them, she just couldn't tolerate the movement of the lowers and she said they are the answer to a dream, if anyone can afford the implants it will sure be worth it, get rid of those bone spurs ASAP.
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To me it sounds like the actual sockets of the canine. They are usually more bulbous then the other sockets. The bone will shrink over time but just ask the dentist to relieve the denture in those areas so there is no pressure which is causing your pain. The dentist may also put in a soft liner to give you more comfort.
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When I had excess bone sticking out, my dentist (who didn't do the actual extractions), lasered it back for me twice, so that they didn't stick out.  The bone then just reabsorbed back into the gum, and healed nicely.  The actual oral specialist who did my teeth extractions, said I could have a gum flap lift to remove any excess bone.  No thanks!!  It was his terrible work, that caused this problem in the first place.