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    How long do stitches in the mouth take to dissolve?
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    • 28th Dec 06, 6:46 PM
    How long do stitches in the mouth take to dissolve? 28th Dec 06 at 6:46 PM
    Hi, I had some dissolvable stitches in my mouth a week ago (in extraction sites and between some teeth) I was told that they wouldn't take long to dissolve.

    They are irritating me now, I know I shouldn't but I keep fiddling with them, there are loose threads everywhere and its like having food stuck between your teeth, I feel like yanking them out and have pulled a couple out already.

    I thought they would have dissolved by now and keep wondering if they used non dissolvable ones by mistake. I am tempted to cut them and pull them out myself? Would it be ok to do this? Do they normally take this long to fall out?

    Thanks!

    Sarah x
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