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Wisdom teeth stitches still in after three weeks

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Posted by: goldxcrown  (8 years ago)
Hi everyone!

I've had my wisdom teeth extracted three weeks ago. The bleeding had stopped, I still have mild pain but I can already handle it even without taking pain killers. Everything seems to be fine now except for the stitches at the bottom part, they haven't dissolved yet. Those that were on top were gone after 5 days. Is this normal or should
I go back to the dentist? Thank you for any advice you can give me.
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IF they are in fact gut sutures and dissolving they should have gone 2 weeks ago. Drop in and have your dentist who took the teeth out remove them for you
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: dispain  (8 years ago)
Hello!

The stitches may stay there for quite some time, it's normal. They'll come out in time. You can also contact your oral surgeon to take them out for you.
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Posted by: goldxcrown  (8 years ago)
Thanks for replying. The stitches are gone now. They dissolved by themselves.
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