Remove Dental Sutures?
I took my wisdom tooth 2 weeks ago at the hospital. I have to check it 1 week later to remove the floss. Is it dangerous or not until now I haven’t had my stitches removed? Thank you
Hi Elsdo, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com :')
The process of suturing a wound is an action taken to reconnect the broken tissue that occurs intentionally or unintentionally. The suturing of this wound is done using the help of sewing threads which can consist of various types of threads. In general, sewing threads are divided into 2 types, namely:
Yarn that can be absorbed by the body (absorbable), namely the type of thread that can be absorbed by the body and will decompose safely in the body gradually
Threads that cannot be absorbed by the body (non-absorbable), namely the type of thread that cannot be absorbed by the body so that the thread must be removed and if it is not removed it will remain in the body tissues.
Like the tooth extraction procedure you did, the thread used is a non-absorbable type of thread. So it is necessary to remove the sutures on the wound after the tooth extraction. For 7 days, it is hoped that the wound healing process and the unification of the tissue have taken place perfectly, so that the sewing thread is expected to have been removed. Some of the risks that can occur if the sutures are not removed are:
Bleeding due to difficulty removing suture threads that have been attached to the tissue for too long
Inflammation in the suturing area becomes active again
Impaired tissue healing
Pain when doing thread removal
We recommend that you immediately re-examine your condition to the doctor who treated you previously for thread removal to avoid the conditions described above. I hope this information is helpful :')
- dr. Lia N. Amalina