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LadyDMD, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
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Experience:  Dentist at Chatham Dental Care
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I have had my wisdom teeth removed about 6 weeks ago. A

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I have had my wisdom teeth removed about 6 weeks ago. A sharp bone was cutting at my tongue on the right side and I went back to the surgeon and he ground it down and sutured it, but I still have some of my jaw bone sticking out of my gum in the back and it throbs. My other dentist said IT'S NOT good to have this bone exposed and he has to stretch the gum over my jaw bone which is scheduled this morning. It doesn't look like there's enough gum to stretch. I have pain the right side of my head and behind the ear and into the neck. Is that what is causing the pain and what can I expect this morning?
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Customer: I have my jaw bone sticking out of my gum on the right side in the back after wisdom tooth extraction. This will be my 3rd surgery t correct this and I was told he would stretch the gum over the jaw bone but there isn't much gum tissue to stretch that much. what can I expect?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My appointment with the oral surgeon is in 1 1/2 hours so a day later will not help. Someone will have to answer my question asap. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

This is not a big deal to fix. I do a lot of oral surgeries and see this frequently. Simply take the bone down beneath the gum and suture, and if a suture is not possible, a simple packing with dry socket paste will keep the pain away. It's easy.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the pain in my neck and right side of my face caused from what?
Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

Sorry to say, this could be caused by many reasons. Taking care of the bone should make a difference. One thing at a time.

Expert:  LadyDMD replied 1 year ago.

Your oral surgeon should know what needs to be done, after which you should in time feel better.