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Advantages To Stitches With A Tooth Removal
At this point: At this point it might not matter. However, you should notify your dentist and ask when he\she wants to see you for a post operative visit. ...Read more
Yes: Many times stiches will speed the healing time, . ...Read more
You will be fine: If a stitch is lost, it is not a big deal at all. The extraction site will heal fine. ...Read more
Is it normal if my stitches are almost coming all the way out on my left side 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?
5 days after wisdom tooth removal, ripped the stitches yesterday and now have severe pain in bottom right area what could this be?
Possible dry socket: Ripping the stitches could be sore but should not be extreme pain. You need to see your dentist and make sure you don't have a dry socket. A dry socket will not heal on its own. ...Read more
I got a wisdom tooth removal today and my stitches are gone when I remove my gauze. It is bleeding. Not THAT bad but still a lot what should I do?
No worry: The stitches usually come out after 4 - 5 days, but it is not uncommon to lose stitches after the first couple of hours. A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding may be controlled by placing a gauze pad over the area and biting firmly for thirty minutes. Repeat as needed. Take care. ...Read more
2.5 weeks since wisdom tooth removal. Stitches out, healing well, no pain. OK to have foods like Pizza, etc, as long as I keep debris away from area?
Normally OK: Should be OK, but I would first discuss with the dentist/oral surgeon and make sure you follow their specific instructions. Some people heal faster than others. ...Read more
Usally 7-10 days: Some stitches dissolve on their own, if not the dentist must remove them. ...Read more
Probably not: Probably not. But check with dentist who placed stitch. ...Read more
I had a tooth extraction friday my stitches have started coming loose and has cause severe pain I'm out of the pain medication the dentist gave me?
Dry socket?: If the pain intensifies days after the extraction you may have this complication going. As suggested, go back to the dentist for evaluation and possible post-op care.. ...Read more
Is there a way to make disovable stitches dissolve faster? My wisdom tooth extraction site is stitches to my cheek!
Where the two parts of my gum have been stitched together from wisdom tooth extraction has not formed correctly. Should I be worried? 8day old extract
No: Will smooth out over time, perhaps as long as a year. If you are concerned ask your Oral Surgical Specialist to take a look. ...Read more
I just had my stitches removed from tooth extraction. Thank god. So the question is can I drink alcohol again?
3rd day after wisdom tooth extraction bad smell & taste from the place stitches are, mostly the side. Also lightly brown saliva. Should I be alarmed?
Normal: Normal. Clot breaking down. No trouble unless increases pain. If pain increased see oral surgeon for possible dry socket. ...Read more
Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. Tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. What're my risks & what to do?
Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more information to even begin to advise you properly. ...Read more
8 days post-op simple wisdom tooth extraction, healing nicely, stitches came out today, how long do I continue warm salt water rinses?
As long as it helps: But after 8 days of solid healing, I would say you're close to being done. ...Read more
After 6 days one of my disssovable stitches fel out of my wisdom tooth extraction. Now every time I swallow I feel a flap of gum move. Should I worry?
Go back to surgeon: Stiches can come out anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks, especially if they are dissolvable. I would not worry too much, but you should go back to your surgeon to make sure he is comfortable with the way the surgical site is healing. ...Read more
How long does it take to recover from a bottom molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches?
Define recover: Depends on your definition of recover....If you mean "when can I go back to work? ", the answer is the next day--you will be sore, but quite functional. If you mean "when will all pain be gone? ", about 2 weeks +/-. "when will it feel like normal again? " after the implant crown is placed! ...Read more
How any days after a molar tooth extraction with a bone graft and stitches do I have to wait before I can use a straw?
About 24 hours: Need to ask the person who did the procedure, as they would have more insight as to nature of and difficulty of your specific situation. But in general, no straws for 24 hours is ok. ...Read more
5 days post-op wisdom tooth extraction. Healing perfectly, dentist said I'm doing great. How to keep food out of the hole/stitches without irrigation syringe. Syringe may cause dry socket he said.
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