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Bony Spicule

Development of bony matrix during the formation of new bone is called bony spicule. In dentistry, the bone that sticks out from the gums after extraction is also called bony spicule.

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What is the sharp hard thing coming out of gums after wisdom tooth removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and had to get my wisdom tooth extracted a week ago. The surgery was very complex and painful. Few days into it and I started feeling something hard and sharp coming out from my gums towards my tongue, went to the dentist again. She was not able to take it out so she...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Complex wisdom tooth extractions will definitely have post-operative pain and discomfort. Lucky you that the procedure did not end up in swelling of the gums or face. That something hard feeling is nothing but the bone spicules that is left behind once the tooth is remo...  Read Full »

I had three teeth extracted one week ago and now there is a lump, sore and hard sharp edge in the extraction site. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had three teeth extracted one week ago. The day after the extraction, I noticed some unusual developments:On the top extraction site, there is a hard lump next to an open sore on the side of my gum, near the extraction site. Inside this lump, there appears to be a hard, tooth-like edg...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The sore near the lower extraction site seems to be a result of trauma to the mucosa during the extraction, which has led to ulceration. As for the upper jaw, I could not identify the hard lump you mentioned. It is po...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have pain in the extracted site?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I took out my bottom left wisdom tooth. I have got stitches over the extracted site. I have been taking Paracetamol and Ibuprofen 400 mg. Still, I have pain in the extracted region. There is no pus coming out from the gums. It looks swollen, and it is not red. Is the pain norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is not normal, and it is a sign of infection. There can be a root tip or a bony spicule left in the extracted site. Consult your dentist soon. Kindly take a radiograph of the extracted site soon and correct the problem if there is a presence of root tip or bony spicu...  Read Full »

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