I just had my 2 lower wisdom teeth removed on Tuesday morning (Sept. 7th). Things went very smoothly under general and local anesthesia and I have been following all of the post-op instructions given by my OS--especially applying ice! Thankfully, things haven't been too bad aside from some normal swelling and throbbing. (I actually was able to eat some chicken today...with cautious, small bites).
Anyways, my only problem right now, is that the dissolvable stitches on the right side are continuously poking at my cheek. It is mostly just slightly painful and annoying!
I'm hoping--as my swelling starts to go away--that maybe it won't poke as much, but for right now, I don't know what to do! I called the OS office today to see if I could get a prescription for an anti-inflammatory, but the nurse said that I would have to schedule an extra appointment--which I don't think is necessary b/c my swelling is not that
I guess I am just curious as to how long dissolvable stitches usually take to actually dissolve! Anyone have experiences with them?
I am taking Motrin (600mg) and Tylenol #3 (w/ codeine) for pain and Clindamycin (150mg) as a precautionary antibiotic. I don't start using mouthwash stuff until Friday morning....Does the mouthwash help the stitches dissolve and/or heal things up a little bit faster?
Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated...my follow-up appt. is September 14th.