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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vinod Rana
41 years experience Dentistry
It depends on type : It depends on the type of suture materials used. Most common resorb-able suture materials used is chromic gut, which takes about 7 to 10 days to disso ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Depends on the type of suture that was used by the doctor. Different sutures resorb at various rates. However usually around 1 week the stitches ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sutures: You should speak to your oral surgeon to determine if the sutures you have are indeed resorbable or silk, which need to be removed after 7 to 10 days. ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3-7 days: Dissolvable sutures gone in 3-7 days. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & ma ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Stitches: Not all are dissolvable. If you are concerned, call your Oral Surgeon and check how long the stitches should last. you will also have to see your Ge ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It depends: Dentists and oral surgeons vary in what type of sutures they use to close the surgical sites some sutures do not resorb and require removal by your d ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
Get Checked: If you think there may be a problem- get it doublechecked by the doctor who did the surgery.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Should be OK: 7 days is past the risk window for a dry socket. Significant pain and a foul taste are indications of that post-extraction complication. Depending on ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
35 years experience Dentistry
Hmmmmm: Are you having trouble breathing? If so go to the doctor. If not then you will be ok
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Stiches: Should take 7-10 days to fallout. Tramatized area will look worse in 6 months, then as tissues organize will look better in a year. If you want to red ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
See the surgeon: You should have an appointment to see the dentist\surgeon that extracted the tooth. If the suture is non resorbable, it needs to be removed. If ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Stitches: If your stitches are reservable, they should start falling out this next week. If non-resorbable, they will have to be removed. Call your surgeon fo ... Read More
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