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bone exposure  
Dentist ripped my skin while grinding my bone and did not have enough skin to cover it. The stitches have come loose and more bone is now exposed and it will not stop bleeding. My dentist says not to worry the skin will grow over it. Is he trying to get out of a mistake? Please advise...

Clay -  It is obvious that the dentist is not the best at doing surgery, but the area will heal.  The best thing you can do is to immediately begin a regimen of warm salt water rinses for about 1-2 minutes 4-5 times a day.  That will promote the healing much quicker.  So do the rinsing and you will see healing much sooner.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

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