Evidently these bone fragments are very common, especially after multiple extractions. (Like for people who are getting dentures and such, which, thankfully I'm not at that point yet.) There's pictures on the webs of people who have tons of these spicules, looks like they would just be miserable. (And they are.)JayKosta wrote:I'm glad that worked w/o any problems.
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I've read that some dentists don't bother with removing the splinters, technically the body is either supposed to reabsorb them, or they just come out on their own eventually. Well, I wasn't about to wait that long - like a thorn it's just something you want to remove.
But yeah, I'm glad it worked out too... if I have more spicules in the future I won't freak out, I'll just know what to do. (Evidently some people use pantyhose to rub over the area - not sure what that's supposed to do, but it's a DIY tip I wouldn't have thought of.)