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Unstitched extraction site?

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Posted by: moomie  (10 years ago)
So, I had my upper right wisdom tooth removed today. It was on easy extraction and I did not have severe pain so far. What I was wondering about was that, the oral surgeon did not stitch the extraction site. He just left the hole open. Is this common? Should I go back and request him to stitch it? Please help. Thanks a lot!
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So, I had my upper right wisdom tooth removed today. It was on easy extraction and I did not have severe pain so far. What I was wondering about was that, the oral surgeon did not stitch the extraction site. He just left the hole open. Is this common? Should I go back and request him to stitch it? Please help. Thanks a lot!

We don't need to suture simple extraction sites. It serves no purpose. The extraction hole will heal in 6 to 8 weeks.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 10 years ago
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