What can be done to treat this exposed piece of mandible bone? Is it even treatable at this point, or am I out of luck? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 2
Jaw Bone exposed
it is not really clear from the picture
You will need to see a dentist. An xray of the site will reveal if this is a residual root of a tooth or if it is Bone
In either situation it will be fixable
If it is a tooth , it will be extracred
If it is a piece of bone , it could be shaved down to below the level of surrounding gum line and slowly your gum will cover it
Take care of yourself and Good luck with everything
Out of Luck?
Sorry to hear about your father and sorry to hear about your difficult journey. I hope you are doing better now.
This looks to me like a remnant of an extracted tooth. I doubt this is your actual mandible. The simple solution is to see your dentist and more than likely he or she will be able to quickly and relatively easily elevate that remnant of tooth out so the area can heal nicely and allow the dentist to fabricate some nice denture teeth for you.
Good luck...with the piece of tooth and your future!
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