A 44-year-old member asked:
is it normal if my stitches are almost coming all the way out on my left side 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Devin answered
47 years experience Dentistry
3rd molar sitiches: After 5 days loosen stiches indicate healing and lessening of swelling associated with the removal. They may be annoying but no problem. Your surgeon will be happy to remove any bothering you. However, if you have a sweet rotten smell in your mouth with heat near the extraction, you may have a dry socket. Pain after 3 days with this smell is always a dry socket. The surgeon can fix this easily.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Pamela Asseff answered
28 years experience Dentistry
Yes: The sutures are normally removed t about 7 days. If the dangling suture is bothering you, call the dentist who removed the wisdom teeth to see if they want to see you sooner.
Answered on Feb 26, 2017
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