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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there a way to make disovable stitches dissolve faster? my wisdom tooth extraction site is stitches to my cheek!

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Gilardetti
30 years experience
Yes: Dip a q-tip cotton swab in hydrogen peroxide and dab the suture with it a few times.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
See surgeon: If stitches feel like they are drawing you may have some swelling. Ask the oralsurgeon to check your sutures and your healing process.

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