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is it normal not to get any stitches after wisdom teeth removal

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
44 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The sutures would most likely not be removed until there was sufficient wound closure. You could eat whatever you want.
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: You can eat burgers after your sutures are removed. Many patients eat their normal diet immediately following surgery while the sutures are still in p ... Read More
Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Generally you want to be on a soft diet and if you don't have any problem biting one than you should be okay. Make sure to rinse your mouth and clean ... Read More
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A 12-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Usually not: The first 3 days are the most critical and as long as you are careful, it shouldn't be a problem. Some stitches do not actually fall out but dissolve. ... Read More
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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: See/call your dentist to see if he needs to see you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not bad: Do the prudent thing, call your Surgeon. You should be OK, especially if surgeon used resorbable sutures, but let him/her decide.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Best to see same: Best to see same person as they know what they did and how everything looked before and what to expect. Can someone else do it, yes, but if you have ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
34 years experience Dentistry
Probably ok: It’s probably ok but call your dentist
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wisdom teeth removal: Drink plenty of fluids, and gargle with warm salt water ( 1 teaspoon / 16 ounces of warm water) . The open socket should heal in about 14 days. If dra ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
See your doctor. : This is not normal, you should see the doctor or oral surgeon who removed the wisdom teeth immediately to diagnose the problem.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roberto Porras
24 years experience Periodontics
Wisdom tooth: The nerve could have been damaged during removal, contact the surgeon and let them know, they may decide to put you on steroids.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Duration important: If you have limited jaw opening right after the surgery, that is not uncommon. It could be due to the novocaine injections or the stretching of the m ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Prolonged numbness following wisdom teeth removal can be a complication. The action of the surgery can lead to trama to the nerves as well as local s ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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