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I had a molar and a wisdom tooth extracted a little over a week ago. The tooth was partially missing and I decided to have it extracted.

Now there is a huge gap that does seem to be closing at all, just where the molar was (having no problems with the extracted wisom tooth). When I touch the gap and the outside of my gum in that area, I think I am feeling bone.

The dentist said he extracted both teeth in one piece. Is this my jaw bone that I am feeling and is that normal? ...Visitor from AZ

It might be a shard of bone that is migrating up through the gum tissues... which is not uncommon with molar extractions.

Your dentist should be able to remove it easily if it doesn't come out on it's own or the symptoms become worse.

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