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Oral surgery and stitches are coming out. Uh oh?

Asked by Comedian (1112 points ) May 15th, 2009

I just got my wisdom teeth pulled yesterday (all bloody four of them) and two stitches came out yesterday and three today…Is that bad? I’m really worried.

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casheroo's avatar

Were you supposed to go back and get the stitches taken out? I only got two stitches taken out, I think one of them fell out on it’s own. I’d call your surgeon to see what he says.

Comedian's avatar

they didn’t tell me anything. This is my first surgery of any kind also.

filmfann's avatar

the stitches probably used a thread that disolves. That’s what they are meant to do. If you’re getting a lot of blood, call the dentist.

Comedian's avatar

there is no blood coming out

Jeruba's avatar

Call your dentist and ask. The stitches were most likely not supposed to come out so soon. They were probably supposed to be removed by your dentist after a week.

filmfann's avatar

Then you should be okay, if there is no blood.

syz's avatar

It’s not unusual to have stitches from oral surgery come out prematurely, but that seems like a lot of suture awfully quickly. Dissolvable suture would not be coming out in 1–2 days. Your oral surgeon should have someone on call even over the weekend – better give them a ring.

Comedian's avatar

ok. I just got really worried. Because this is my first time so I don’t know what to do. I call them up later. thank you all!

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I’ve had my wisdom teeth out. Call the dentist just to be on the safe side. Most likely it’s not going to be a huge deal. The stitches I had were meant to dissolve in the mouth eventually which they did relatively quickly.

chyna's avatar

How do you feel? Are you in pain?

Comedian's avatar

well of course i’m in pain. No offense but I just got surgery done on my mouth yesterday so of course I am

chyna's avatar

I’ve never had surgery on my mouth, so I didn’t know.

Comedian's avatar

it’s ok. I’m sore and I look like a balloon lol

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

I missed a school dance in high school because I had my wisdom teeth pulled. I wasn’t happy about that.

lisaj89's avatar

I wouldn’t make a big to do about it unless your mouth is bleeding. Did they not give you a prescription for a pain killer? I wasn’t in any pain until I ran out of the pain medicine when I had all four of my wisdom teeth cut out.

asmonet's avatar

I had all four of mine out in late March, I ate my stitches by the third day. I called my doctor about it and they said it was fine. If it’s more painful than you feel it should be or the bleeding starts again and persists, I would follow up with them in the morning.

knitfroggy's avatar

Just be careful not to suck on a straw or a cigarette or anything…you really don’t want to get dry sockets…that’s horribly bad. All four of my wisdom teeth were impacted, so I know how painful it is! I hope you get to feeling less sore soon! I’d call the oral surgeon just to be safe.

skfinkel's avatar

Take it easy for a couple of days. Call the doc. about the stitches, but there probably isn’t anything he can do at this point (but what do I know?). I do know about the take it easy part—just rest. The pain will go away and the swelling will subside.

Kayak8's avatar

Can’t speak to the stitches, but I have some other wisdom on wisdom teeth . . .

My doc told me to take new dish sponges, wet them, stick them in plastic bags and place them in the freezer for use after surgery. I did as I was told because I was 18 at the time.

Came home from surgery all doped up and, feeling a bit smug because I am so bright, I put on a hoodie and placed a sponge on each side of my face. It was a “Look, Ma, no hands!” kind of enlightenment.

Several hours after my surgery, my mom came home and asked how I was doing. I was still pretty groggy as I had slept all afternoon. She made a really funny face and said, “Something stinks.”

I started to cry (I was dazed) and, through the gauze in my mouth, tried to explain that I couldn’t brush me teeth and my mouth tasted as bad as it apparently smelled.

I got up from the couch to replace my sponges only to realized that I had thawed a piece of cod on my face all afternoon.

DC111's avatar

Kayak8, I just had my wisdom teeth out two days ago, and my jaw hurts like crazy. I read your comment about thawing cod on your face and laughed, making my jaw hurt even more. ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ my ass. :P

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