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Problem with extraction site stitches

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Posted by: SBG131  (10 years ago)

Hi there!

I had my wisdom teeth removed five days ago. All the extraction sites were healing pretty well except for the one on the upper right side. The dentist said the tooth was impacted and he had a hard time removing it. The stitches on this area keep on rubbing against my second molar whenever I move my mouth causing so much pain.

Does this slow down the healing process? The extraction site oozes blood whenever the stitch rubs on the second molar. My dentist is on a family vacation for a week. It looked like he stitched too much skin together. Would it be alright if I ask for the stitches to be removed when I get to see him? What can I do for now to ease the pain? Any help or insight would be really appreciated. Thank you!
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Posted by: ghnane  (10 years ago)
In deep impacted extractions stitches help bring the widely separated margins together to get healing and eventual closing of the wound. Out mouth epithelium migrated 0.5mm daily and oral lesions heal faster than other lesions.
Premature removal of the stitches will result in wound margin reopening and delayed healing.
You must also maintain good oral hygiene to avoid infections at the healing site since infection will also interfere with the healing process.