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Here is what is most likely happening: After a tooth is removed, sometimes small fragments or slivers of bone will break off from the remaining socket. These bone fragments, called sequestra, will work their way to the surface of the gums, much like a splinter would do in your finger. This process can sometimes be painful, and the fragment may get infected. Your dentist can usually remove the fragment easily. This is a common problem following tooth extractions.

Personal Experience:

I have four wisdom teeth removed at once four weeks ago and a week later noticed these sharp fragments sticking out of my gums. Two of the fragments evetually worked themselves out and I was able to force one out with my tongue and fingers. well as soon as i removed them, the swelling in the gums went down and was painfree a couple of weeks later. I suggest you go back to the dentist to see if he can remove them. I did have one that was badly infected and this caused my gums much pain. Eventually it came off while I was enjoying my first bbq of all things. Just keep your mouth rinsed up and clean all the time.

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Q: What could explain a small sharp bone or tooth piercing out of one side of your gums after wisdom teeth removal and what should be done?
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