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What can I do if my dissolveable stitches are falling out after oral surgery, this normal?

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body.
They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed.

In brief: Yes

The resorbable sutures start to "dissolve" because of an inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body.
They are meant to start "coming loose" or dissolve in 7-14 days. Sometimes they will fall out sooner if the knot unravels so it depends on how long ago you had them placed.
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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are different resorb-able sutures types, with different dissolving time frames.
These time frames are also an average and depend upon several factors - including a patient's enzymatic activity. Additionally, your diet and oral "activity" could also cause the premature loss of sutures. Within a few days of surgery, then no it is not normal. Give your oral and maxillofacial surgeon a call.

In brief: Depends

There are different resorb-able sutures types, with different dissolving time frames.
These time frames are also an average and depend upon several factors - including a patient's enzymatic activity. Additionally, your diet and oral "activity" could also cause the premature loss of sutures. Within a few days of surgery, then no it is not normal. Give your oral and maxillofacial surgeon a call.
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Dr. Reed Day
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The dissolvable sutures should fall out in 3-5 days.

In brief: Yes

The dissolvable sutures should fall out in 3-5 days.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: 3-5 days

3-5 days normal. If before this. contact surgeon

In brief: 3-5 days

3-5 days normal. If before this. contact surgeon
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