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stitches wisdom teeth

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
43 years experience Dentistry
Be careful: No vigorous rinsing, and do not pick at it with anything or even a toothbrush -- as you could loosen the clot and cause a dry socket. The food par ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ask your doc: Patients can get food trapped in the stitches or the extraction site itself. After surgery you should rinse gently with warm water after eating to re ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
40 years experience Dentistry
Normal healing: That is a pretty normal time for sutures to be lost. It may take a few more weeks for the wound to completely close. Some slight pain would be normal. ... Read More
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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Request exam: Please request your dentist/surgeon a post-extraction exam for your extraction site. While many conditions may be normal and only a part of healing p ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See surgeon: For an examination since you are having problems asap.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Typically, absorbable sutures are used, where they will break down as the wound heals and no sutures need to be removed. If sutures do have to be rem ... Read More
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Hardly: Usually you only feel a slight pulling sensation - not really pain-- or nothing at all. Many stitches dissolve and fall out on their own. Do not worry ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not uncommon: Sutures can become loose, untied, or lost following wisdom tooth surgery. Some surgeons use sutures that will resorb on their own after time. Ask yo ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Surgeon's job: The surgeon who placed the suture should have you in for a follow up.. Give the office a call.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Gretzula
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Rinse your mouth out: If you have stiches and food is stuck you may need to go to your surgeon to have them get it out. If you rinse your mouth out after every meal then t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: Sutures (stitches) are usually left in for 4-7 days after surgery. There may be no problem if they are lost sooner, but the area should be examined by ... Read More
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The sutures would most likely not be removed until there was sufficient wound closure. You could eat whatever you want.
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.

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