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A 49-year-old member asked:

Wanted to know if all stitches need to be removed after wisdom teeth extraction?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Silk, yes: Resorbable, no. As your surgeon which type was placed.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dissolvable Stitches: These stitches usually come out after 5 days Those that are non-dissolvable stitches must be manually removed by the surgeon.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I'm interested to know what happens after wisdom teeth extraction?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Talk to,your dentist: Your dentist or oral surgeon will give you instructions after he extraction. This will vary a bit depending on the procedure used, if it was surgical and you have stitches you will have more pain and a longer healing. You will need to eat soft foods for a few days.
Last updated Dec 22, 2016

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