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I had a lower frenectomy and it is not healing. The area that the skin was removed from is not closing up. Should they have put stitches to help out?

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Dr. John Scuba
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Frenectomy problems

Your wound should heal in around 10 days, and it may look quite inflamed during this time, leading you to think it's "not healing'.
Resorbable stitches (often a concern for patients who mistakenly think they cause pain) should be used as the procedure done correctly can make a large wound which must be closed. You need to discuss your concerns with your provider, better yet an oral surgeon.

In brief: Frenectomy problems

Your wound should heal in around 10 days, and it may look quite inflamed during this time, leading you to think it's "not healing'.
Resorbable stitches (often a concern for patients who mistakenly think they cause pain) should be used as the procedure done correctly can make a large wound which must be closed. You need to discuss your concerns with your provider, better yet an oral surgeon.
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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Laser surgery for frenectomy can be completed without sutures.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Frenectomy

How long ago was the frenectomy done.
? These things usually heal uneventfully. It takes awhile for healing, generally about 10-14 days. I don't place sutures when performing this procedure. You should discuss this with the dentist who did the surgery.

In brief: Frenectomy

How long ago was the frenectomy done.
? These things usually heal uneventfully. It takes awhile for healing, generally about 10-14 days. I don't place sutures when performing this procedure. You should discuss this with the dentist who did the surgery.
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