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How Long Do Dissolvable Stitches Last after Having Wisdom Teeth Extracted?

Stitches, also commonly called sutures, are used to put tissues back together after oral surgery or any complicated tooth extraction. There are two kinds of stitches, those which are absorbable (or dissolvable) and will break down harmlessly in the body over time, and those that are non-absorbable (or non-dissolvable) and must be manually removed by the surgeon.


Wisdom Teeth Extraction: What to Expect, Why is it Done, and Risks

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon or your dentist can remove (extract) a wisdom tooth. The procedure often can be done in the dentist's or surgeon's office. You may have the surgery in the hospital, especially if you are having all your wisdom teeth pulled at one time or if you are at high risk for complications.


Bad Breath after Wisdom Teeth Pulled/Extraction

Sometimes people will notice that they have bad breath after having a wisdom tooth extracted.  There are many causes for this.  If you didn’t have bad breath before the tooth extraction you are probably wondering what’s happening.