Bony Protrusion on the Gums

Alonzo Osche

In general, bone spicules are bony spurs or ledges that occur along the edges or on top of bones.

Bone spurs may grow following bone damage, or after bone loss like that caused by osteoarthritis. Bone spurs commonly grow where bones meet, such as in the knees, spine, hips, and feet.

In the mouth, bone spicules may occur following tooth extraction or other kinds of oral surgery. Some dentists may refer to these as bone sequestra. This is your body’s way of removing extra bone from the tooth extraction site.

While uncomfortable, dental bone spicules usually aren’t a cause for

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