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Old 03-21-2005, 12:01 PM   #1
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Question How long for the stitches to dissolve?

Hi there!

I just had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed on the 14th. Overall I would say things went quite well. Most things have cleared up by now except for some slight numbness on my left side of the cheek and tongue and my stitches.

I was told that they would dissolve in about a week...so far most of them are still there. The problem is that I am feeling tightness from them, especially on one side. I've been hoping that it's going to go away the past few days but it hasn't.

How long before your stitches were gone?

 
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: How long for the stitches to dissolve?

On my left side they were gone within a few days and my right side about a week and a 1/2. I never even knew I lost them. Just noticed one day they were gone.

 
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:28 AM   #3
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Re: How long for the stitches to dissolve?

Thanks...I felt a couple more come out last night. Hopefully they release some more tension today.

 
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Re: How long for the stitches to dissolve?

I was told that most dental stitches come out in 5-7 days. But if not out within 10 that the dentist will take them out for you. don't worry they will be fine. I have even cut one stitch out myself in the past. Good luck

 
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