Large ones may be painful but will come out on their own. Smaller ones will work out also. It can take as long as 3 or 4 months for them all to come out. My extraction was 6/24/10 and I am still having them today, 8/25/10.
The first thing I would do is to call your dentist or who ever removed your Wisdom Teeth and see what they suggest as I have had a tooth extracted and the same problem occured where I had to go in and have them removed.
Nothing needs to be done about bone fragments after a tooth extraction. The fragments will work their way to the surface of your mouth and you can even pull them out, if you want. If persistent, severe pain ensues after several days, you need to revisit your dentist. The fragments are similar to a splinter in your finger.
1) Swish w/salt water.2)Clean hands.3)Apply oral anesthetic gel. Use your finger to gently apply the gel, available in over the counter in any pharmacy. Lie down for a half hour to get tongue/mind off the spot. Good luck!
Ive had my 3rd molar pulled about 2 weeks ago. I felt some discomfort in the buccal (cheek side) of my gums. I didnt know what it was. And then yesterday I feel a sharp object poking out of my gum. Its painful and its annoying.
I have been back to my oral surgeon twice since my tooth extraction due to bone fragment. Just had one removed yesterday and already have another working its way through. They are very annoying and painful but I think I'll save myself some time and pull it myself.
I have had good luck with tweezers, but with some i just use a Q tip, after oragel, place Q tip and twist and pull. worked great on the loose ones, that you cant get with tweezers. good luck, i feel your pain. really!
I have been in absolute agony for a week until this bone fragment appeared, pierced the skin of the gum and caued several ulcers in my tongue. The pain is crazy and having oral surgery tomorrow. Not simple at all.
The pain is horrid. I had 11 teeth removed 11/13/12 and I am constantly pulling fragments out and some are too large and are coming through the side of the gum causing severe pain when I try to wear my dentures. I want the dentist to remove it!!
I had two teeth out 3 weeks ago, and another two a week ago. I had one coming out yesterday morning and found a large peice this morning which had came out in my sleep. Now that I've ate another is coming out. I'm just leaving them be.
Had 6 teeth pulled 7-11-12 and have had one bone sliver come out. Now I have three at one time trying to come through the skin. Not fun when you're trying to get use to dentures! The dentures are constantly pushing on sore bone pieces pushing them into the gum!