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i got my wisdom teeth removed and my stitches came out

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Dr. Armine Nazarian
28 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily...: If you have no pain nor bleeding then don't worry. Continue to rinse with warm salt water several times a day after each meal to keep the area clean f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
20 years experience Dentistry
Not if feeling ok: Stitches or sutures are placed in the mouth after extractions in to close up the overlapping gum as much as possible so that a clot will form. They al ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Silberman
40 years experience Dentistry
No problem. : No problem. Just follow the instructions the treating doctor gave you. If you have significant pain or swelling or temperature give him/her a call.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Extraction: 6 days after wisdom tooth removal, you should be able to eat most things as long as you take smaller bites and keep the food away from the open wounds ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Sutures: Although there is probably little concern, it is always best to discuss this with the dentist who actually removed your wisdom teeth. Call and ask.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
No worries : Sutures following surgery often become untied as the site heals. The swelling and inflammation sometimes stretches them allowing them to loosen. Other ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Don't Freak Out: Call your oral surgeon to see if s/he wants to re-suture the wounds.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Black
43 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: dry sockets develop in the third or fourth day
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
That's common: In removing a wisdom tooth, the gum tissue between the wisdom tooth and the tooth in front of it is temporarily missing, which leaves the root of the ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain can vary: Without knowing how long ago your surgery was performed, how many wisdom teeth you had removed and the location (upper and/or lower jaw), the position ... Read More
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Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your Oral Surg: You may have some related strain on your TMJ from the extraction. It may resolve over time, but you should get checked by your Oral Surgeon.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
See dentist soon: Congratulation; you are now on a retention phase--an important finish and maintenance of orthodontic treatment! while it is common to still have some ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
May be ok: If you are having severe pain , swelling or concerns then you should call the oral surgeon or dentist who did your extractions. Fololw the instruct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ask your dentist: It is probably OK by now, but you should ask the dentist Who did the extraction. They should have given you instructions after the procedure, but if t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Call: Call the dentist who removed those teeth and see how your dentist wants to handle it. We like to see our patients about a week after the extractions f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't see a question: Follow your dentist's written instructions after extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid acti ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Spitzer
34 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom teeth removal: After that many days, you should probably return to the surgeon or dentist that did the surgery to see what the cause of the pain is.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
See Dentist/OS: If the wisdom teeth were taken out recently, this is normal since we sometimes have to push against the existing teeth to remove other teeth. You also ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ask Oral Surgeon: Probably normal if sutures resorbable. Ask oral surgeon.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You should be fine: Speak to your orthodontist regarding treatment to correct your relapse... in most cases reapplying orthodontic appliances should not be a problem.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Any time: This includes crunchy foods, such as nuts, chips and raw vegetables.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
English please : What are you trying to ask about? Please re-read your "question " and rephrase so that it makes sense.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Follow instructions: Follow the directions given to you by the dentist who extracted your teeth. If you did not receive any, call and ask. If you have any other specific q ... Read More

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