I have exposed bone. A small point appeared 1 year ago while I was having HBOT. It has got larger after having another tooth out. From then it has been pain all the way and approx 8 months antibiotics. 5 weeks ago I stopped antibiotics and it has not flared up and seems to be settling, although it is tender to touch and still swollen compared to the other side of my face.My surgeon is ready to do surgery but says it's up to me when, now or in a few months.I am worried if i leave it it will get worse but if I have surgery i will be back in pain zone after finally having some respite.He will not know how deep the necrotic bone is until he opens it up. I am in a dilemma.