Why is bone growing after wisdom tooth removal

My son-in-law had his wisdom teeth removed. He is in his late 20s. He had a dry socket but then continued to be in pain. He went back to the oral surgeon and there was a bone that the surgeon had to shave down that was causing pain. My son-in-law went back again and had more of it shaved down. He is in extreme pain and it doesn't seem to be getting better. He just went in today for a 4th visit and the doctor said he is going to let the gum grown over it. This all seems not right and we are thinking of getting a second opinion. Have you heard of such a thing and if so what would this complication it be called? The surgeon said things like this sometimes happen and there is no name for it.

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Answer: Bone growing after extraction

By BracesInfo.com Expert 10

All teeth, including wisdom teeth are surrounded by bone.  The bone along with the surrounding ligments house the teeth while they are present in the jaw.  Molars, have 2-3 roots and between each root is bone.  When teeth are removed, the bone remains and sometimes has to be filed down in order for the socket to heal properly.  Bone spurs (like splinters) can also develop after extractions causing discomfort until it works its way out or is surgically removed.  This cannot always be predicted before or during surgery.  It is always best to keep as much bone as possible during and after surgery.  During healing, the bone will grow and fill the empty socket after tooth removal.  If you do not feel comfortable with the answer the surgeon is giving you, you can always seek a second opinion.  Your trust and understanding is most important in all dental situations.  As a mother, you want whats best for your son and it is understandable.   It sounds like your son is a good healer and has great bone.  Bone growth is not a complication, but rather a blessing.   

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