Post Molar Surgery?
Good night, on 12 July 2018 I had my molar surgery, the upper molars appeared and the lower molars were both surgically removed and sutured, until now (23 July 2018) the chin and lips and left front teeth were still numb , and I July 22 2018 tried to eat a little bit hard food using my molar teeth, it looks like the suture is missing and the right side of the gum is open, but it doesn’t hurt and doesn’t bleed, is this dangerous or normal? 25 July 2018.
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The numbness after wisdom tooth surgery usually disappears within 12-24 hours after surgery. If the numbness is prolonged, it can be caused by several things, such as infection or inflammation of the nerves in the area of operation, as well as direct injury to the nerves under the wisdom teeth during surgery. Both are complications that are not uncommon after surgery and generally symptoms can improve on their own, although it may take longer (several months to a year, depending on the severity of the nerve damage). If the numbness you feel is getting wider, or if the numbness reaches your tongue and causes eating or swallowing problems, go to a neurologist immediately for further evaluation.
The surgical wound itself will usually close within a few days after surgery. If you are sutured using non-absorbent thread, it will be planned to remove the thread approximately 1 week after the operation. If you are sutured using absorbent thread, the thread will disappear on its own 1-2 weeks after surgery (depending on the type of thread). If your thread comes loose but doesn't bleed or isn't painful, then there's nothing for you to worry about. It is better that during this healing period you do not eat foods that are too hard at first. Keep your mouth and teeth clean, but be careful when brushing your teeth. Avoid smoking so that healing takes place faster.
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