I had an extraction 8 weeks ago, extraction seemed to be very easy with no problems.
After the extraction the pain got worst and the whole healing process seemed slower than usual, I had several visits back to the dentist and the dentist said all is fine.
The pain become less as the weeks went by, so I thought everything was fine. These past 2 weeks the pain/ache had gone, the extraction site seems to be healing very nicely.
However! Yesterday I felt pain and ache again from the extraction site, my tongue could feel something sharp, so I looked in the mirror and was greeted with a very large bone LUMP sticking out from my jaw.
The first thing I thought was a bit of broken bone, tooth fragment, but the lump was not lose and has not broken through the gum/flesh. The hard bone is a lump pushing against the gum, this has given my gum line a large lump sticking outwards towards my cheek.
I went back to the dentist today as an emergency, I saw the same dentist who had taken out the tooth in the first place, she said the jaw bone has grown and is reforming, sometimes the bone can grow sharply and stick outwards.
She continued to say I would need to give the healing process another 2 months for the bone to smooth off and fully reform and it SHOULD shape itself correctly and the sharp lump will disappear. Then she said if the bone does not correct itself, she would have to cut the gum, lift the gum back and grind the bone down................... then obviously have stitches.
I've never heard of this before, I've had several extractions over the years and none of them developed any large bone miss-shaped lump.
The problem is, the pain is becoming unbearable. Its not TN pain, the pain is defiantly the hard bony lump.
Has anyone had anything like this happen to them before, any help will be very much appreciated.