Piece of tooth left in gums?
Asked Jul 4, 2007, 02:52 PM
Earlier this year I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed. The top two teeth were rotting and nearly half of each of them had broken off. I have since noticed something sticking out of the side of my gums where one of the top teeth used to be. It hasn't actually broken through the skin, it's just poking out a little. Could this be a piece of the tooth that was left in my gums? It has started to bother me more than it did at first so I'm starting to get a little worried as to what it might be and that I will probably have to pay to get it removed when it's not my fault it's there in the first place. Any thoughts are welcome, thanks!