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    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 28th Dec 06, 6:46 PM
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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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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 28th Dec 06, 7:06 PM
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    • 28th Dec 06, 7:06 PM
    A week - 2 weeks normally.

    By 'dissolving' it doesn't mean that *pooff* they disappear! But that over the couple of weeks, they will break up, and you will feel loose bits in your mouth, and you will be able to tug bits out. Much like you have been experiencing.

    If they were still intact, you wouldn't be able to pull them out without hurting yourself.

    It's OK to fiddle about with them a bit, but don't try anything too silly. They'll come out when they're ready.
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    • choccyface2006
    • By choccyface2006 28th Dec 06, 7:19 PM
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    Thanks Toothsmith, I guess I am just a little impatient!
  • nelly
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    • 28th Dec 06, 7:24 PM
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    • 28th Dec 06, 7:24 PM
    You should have saig 4 months toothsmith
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    • 28th Dec 06, 7:29 PM
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    I had all my wisdom teeth taken out a few weeks ago, some stitches dissolved after 6 days while others took 2 weeks, at which point I was so fed up with them I cut the last couple out.
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    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 28th Dec 06, 7:49 PM
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    You should have saig 4 months toothsmith
    by nelly
    And that if any came out before that she must rush straight to casualty?

    Otherwise the teeth would grow back?
    How to find a dentist.
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    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
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