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Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

About: About 48-72 hours after the surgery. Cold compresses for the first 24-36 hours, then warm compresses. Ibuproferin or aspirin will help bring down swelling, Tylenol will not. You'll see noticeable improvement when stitches removed. ...Read more

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I got a mucocele removed from my lower lip 2 days ago. What shoud I eat? I still have stitches nd lip is swollen. Is there a chance of deforming lips?

I got a mucocele removed from my lower lip 2 days ago. What shoud I eat? I still have stitches nd lip is swollen. Is there a chance of deforming lips?

Eat soft foods: Eat soft foods for next 2days. After that normal diet. You should not develop any deformaties because of this procedure. Swelling of lips is still normal 2days after surgery. ...Read more

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How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

Few days: Wounds in this area usually heals very quickly, as the wound get sealed in few days but full strength takes longer time.
The things that can delay healing are poor nutrition, smoking, wound infection and immune suppressing medications ...Read more

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I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

Bleeding?: If you are bleeding, try placing a slightly moist tea bag (black tea or orange pekoe tea, not green, herbal tea) onto the cuts and hold with moderate pressure for 20 minutes. This should significantly reduce the bleeding, if not successful seek dental/ medical help. Soft or liquid diet for a few days. ...Read more

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I met with accident & my teeth went to lower lip to which doctor should I approach for teeth & lip alignment to set properly? Emergency care stitched

I met with accident & my teeth went to lower lip to which doctor should I approach for teeth & lip alignment to set properly? Emergency care stitched

Contact DDS: Did you see an oral surgeon in the hospital for an evaluation and are they the doctor that performed the service? Many variables, if you saw an oral surgeon follow through with the oral surgeon and or general dentist. Was a plastic surgeon called in addition? ...Read more

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What do u rinse with whent a tooth is pull from your lower mouth near the back. Leaving a large whole no stitches?

What do u rinse with whent a tooth is pull from your lower mouth near the back. Leaving a large whole no stitches?

Oral rinse: The best home remedy oral gargle is salt water prepared by mixing one teaspoon fine grain kosher salt with one cup warm water. Otherwise, listerine or the commonly doctor prescribed Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) solution are recommended commercial products. ...Read more

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Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today. When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Lower two wisdom teeth extracted exactly a week today. When will stitches dissolve and why do I have really bad breath and bad taste in mouth.

Bad Breath: The stitches will dissolve over time (2-6 weeks depending on the type used) if they are not silk sutures typically black so see your dentist to have that checked. Re bad breath are you rinsing vigorously 3x/day? It is common to get food trapped as the sockets heal you may need a curved syringe to remove the debris with water so see your surgeon for this. ...Read more

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I got a wisdom tooth out yesterday. I got stitches in my left lower jaw. This a.M it looks like a tennis ball. The dentist is closed today. I can open mouth a little. Should I just take the codeine?

I got a wisdom tooth out yesterday. I got stitches in my left lower jaw. This a.M it looks like a tennis ball. The dentist is closed today. I can open mouth a little. Should I just take the codeine?

I agree with the: Other doctors comments. I would add though that the peak of swelling is usually 72 hours post surgery, so your "tennis ball" may even get larger. Once swelling presents, it is difficult to modify this. Ice for the first 48 hours & then on third day moist heat application to help reduce swelling. A tennis ball size swelling is a bit excessive though. Motrin 800mg, & narcotic for pain - & time. ...Read more

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Child split lip will require stitches or no?

Child split lip will require stitches or no?

Maybe, maybe not: Generally, if the cut is limited to the red of the lips, it is ususlly left open to self heal. Bacteriostatic factors in saliva keep it from festering. If the cut crosses over into the junction between facial skin and the red, stitches may be needed to line up the edges and prevent healing in a jaged line. ...Read more

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Why is my lip wound still open after stitches removed?

Why is my lip wound still open after stitches removed?

If it: Opened again completely then the sutures were removed too soon or you accidentally re-traumatized the area before healing matured or both. ...Read more

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Lip got split in half from fight can it heal without stitches?

Depends how deep: If it's not split too deep or wide then it can heal on its own. If the bleeding stops and doesn't keep restarting it should be O.K. Otherwise see your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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Hi! My sibling hit his lip. There's a cut, how do I know if he needs stitches?

Hi! My sibling hit his lip. There's a cut, how do I know if he needs stitches?

Clinical: Judgment. If the laceration is deep or bleeding persist get it examined. ...Read more

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Infected lip stitch, any help?

Remove?: If infected, it probably needs removing, but you should speak to your provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to stitch inside your lip?

Is it possible for doctors to stitch inside your lip?

Yes: It is easy to stitch the inside of the lip. Only necessary if it is a deep laceration as it usually heals on its own fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

In addition,: Covering the stitch with vaseline, Will allow the wound to heal from the inside, will prevent drying and subsequently produce less visible scarring ...Read more

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I got 3 stitches over my lip, will it leave a scar?

I got 3 stitches over my lip, will it leave a scar?

Yes but likely small: If all your wound required was 3 stitches it is likely to be a very small but permanent scar. Avoiding excessive tension for 3 weeks may help to limit the scar width. Use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Silicone gel strips or cream may also help. ...Read more

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Busted my lip open and the hospital has said it needs stitches but I can't handle needles so I've refused them. What could happen?

Unsightly scar: The key is whether the split crosses the vermillion border (where the red part attaches to the skin). If it heals, which it will, poorly, you will be unhappy with the appearance. Unless it is bleeding, the result will be more cosmetic. However, if it is serious enough to need stitches, they can use numbing cream before the needle stick to make it less painful. ...Read more

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I Have stitches on my lip three days ago how do I reduce the swelling?

I Have stitches on my lip three days ago how do I reduce the swelling?

RICE Therapy: RICE is an acronym for treatments used to reduce swelling after an injury. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compresion and Elevation. While it is not practical to compress your lip, the other three still apply. Time is also on your side, as the swelling should be peaking, and will begin to subside as your healing progresses. If the swelling/pain continues to increase, get in touch with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oragel to treat pain on a lip wound that has stitches?

Is it safe to use oragel to treat pain on a lip wound that has stitches?

Yes...Carefully: Oragel is a numbing cream. That's all. If you have a lip wound with stitches, it's rare that it would be painful for more than a day or so. However, if you need to, you can carefully apply a small dab with a clean Q-tip, and it should be safe. Don't apply too much pressure, and don't disturb the stitches. If the wound is still bleeding or oozing, then don't apply anything...wait for healing. ...Read more

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I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

2-3 days: In 2-3 days swelling will start to go down. Should be a little less every day after that. Did you discuss this with your Dentist? Were you given instructions about compresses? Were you given anti-inflammatories? ...Read more

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Got punched and cut my bottom lip I got stitches its been for day right bottom feels really hard?

Got punched and cut my bottom lip I got stitches its been for day right bottom feels really hard?

Inflammation: Inflammation secondary to the trauma, should go away. Give it time unless there is pus and extreme swelling like an infection then you need attention see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bottom lip keep swelling stitches in it years ago sunburd them this summer wake up swollen every couple days then gone?

Lip, stitches: You could be having scar tissue there and it should get better over a year. Or a stitch is still there and that will make its way out unless it is a dissolvable type. ...Read more

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Got stitches on lip 11 days ago. Stitches have been removed but the area is still swollen. Why? Is that normal? How long before swelling goes down?

Normal!: Absolutely normal, swelling is how the body heals and the lip shows swelling more than most places on the body. It can take weeks for most swelling to resolve, months before it is gone. ...Read more

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Got a freckle off my bottom lip today. It is extremely swollen. I have alot of stitches now and I was wondering if I can bring down the swelling?

Got a freckle off my bottom lip today. It is extremely swollen. I have alot of stitches now and I was wondering if I can bring down the swelling?

Ice: Use and ice pack wrapped in a towel or washcloth for 15-20 minutes every 4 hours. That will help control swelling. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more