I have a extracted four days ago. Things went very smoothly under anesthesia. After the procedure, things haven't been too bad aside from some normal swelling and mild pain. My only problem now are the stitches. They are sticking out and are now irritating my gum. It is painful and annoying.
At night, I would bite the stitches and I would wake up with excruciating pain. (I tend to bite hard while I sleep). I have been sleepless since I had the tooth extracted. I was told the will dissolve on their own but can I ask the dentist to remove them for me? What's the disadvantage if I have this done? Would it interrupt the healing process? Please someone advise me what to do. Thanks for any help.