The Thread Appears Visible In The Gums From The Wisdom Teeth Lift Surgery?
Dear doctor, good morning. A day ago I finished the extraction of the impacted molars, the doctor did not recommend to remove the thread because they used a thread that blends with the meat. Well, this morning I felt my mouth bleed. Sure enough after I try to open and see, as seen thread appears upright as though apart from the gums. Then what should I do, is this reasonable considering it was only a day after surgery? Is it okay if I just leave it if it’s a loose thread? Is there any possibility of stitching again? Thank you, please answer. I am really worried.
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. After a tooth extraction, especially molars, which are relatively larger than other teeth, suturing is needed. The aim is to prevent any food debris from entering the tooth cavity. If there is leftover food coming in, bacteria can develop, and there is an infection that causes the healing process to last longer and is more painful. Therefore sewing is important.
Not only that, but no less important than sewing teeth extraction is to keep the stitches from coming off. Among them are by not rinsing too hard, brushing teeth too hard, avoiding playing thread stitches with the tongue, avoiding eating and drinking anything warm or hot, avoiding hard food and chewing with the other side of the mouth, avoiding using a straw, and avoiding opening the mouth too wide. If this is done, the stitches can be removed and the result can be a condition called dry socket or inflammation of the jawbone after permanent tooth extraction. If the stitches are off, they won't necessarily be sewn again. Your dentist may give you a small set of gauze to put into the hole so that it can clog the hole until it can close on its own.
In your case now, having a thread that appears upright does not mean that the thread must be loose. It could indeed be such a position and change because you unconsciously play during sleep or displaced food when you chew. To be sure, the best step is to go back to the dentist so you can see immediately whether the thread is loose or not. But you can also try other ways, namely by gargling very slowly, then after you throw water in your mouth, you see again whether the thread is still there or not, or if there is a knot in the thread or not. If the thread is still there, and only in the form of a straight line of the thread without any knots, then the possibility is not loose, especially if you do not feel complaints in the form of pain. But of course, this method is very subjective and there is a possibility of misperception so it is still the best way to go back to the dentist who is treating you.
Meanwhile, because the condition is still unclear whether the thread is removed or not, still avoid the taboos that we mentioned above, and if the tooth is very painful, return to your dentist immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.