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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:56 PM
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Stitches in your mouth...they are supposed to dissolve. They are just irritating me
I know, I am not a good patient.

I am grumpy

I am in pain

I am hungry


and NOW

I am sick of these stitches


I think they hurt almost as much as the hole and they itch
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:01 PM
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1. I've had ones that didn't dissolve
they had to be removed. They're so annoying, aren't they??

:hug:

Hope you're back to normal soon. You've really been through it.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:02 PM
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2. TM had oral surgery in Dec. and the stitches, while horribly
annoying, were the dissolving kind. I think they would have had you come in for a follow up if they weren't.

Try to avoid any 'tongue probing'. I think you will feel better. Let the tissue heal over the sutures.

Hope you feel better.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:04 PM
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3. I go back Tuesday
The swelling has gone down some

but everything is just irritating the crap out of me
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:06 PM
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4. I should have been clearer. The follow up should have been to
remove the stitches if they weren't dissolving.

If you are having trouble with pain, try some clove oil. You can get it at any pharmacy and it was the treatment of choice when TM got dry socket on New Year's Eve.

It's amazing how the simplest remedies can be the most effective.

Seriously, though. Try not to 'tongue probe'. You will feel better. :hug:
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:09 PM
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5. thanks
When we were young, my mom used to say if we stuck our tongue in the hole, we wouldn't get "golden teeth"

stupid now, but it was funny then and I remember it

the stitches hang down and are prickly
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:13 PM
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6. They are very annoying. BUT, if you can try to avoid the
tongue probe, you will probably be more comfortable.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:20 PM
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7. Did you do any of the salt water or tea bag stuff earlier
when you first got back from dentist and the soreness and bleeding was a concern?

Just curious if that worked for you.
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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:24 PM
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8. yes
thank you all for the advice


I don't think I would have made it through


I know I am a big baby when it comes to surgery and pain and all that crap
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 03:51 PM
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9. I cut my stitches out on day two. The stitches hurt more than anything and I just
said f*** this! Guess it took a while longer for my holes to fill in. But I don't regret it.
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 04:02 PM
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10. Wow, you were risking "dry socket" by removing the stitches so soon! nt
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:17 PM
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11. What is "dry socket"?
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 10:56 AM
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12. Some of the jaw bone becomes exposed due to a blood clot not forming
soon after the extraction.This can lead to a painful infection and pus, etc. occuring.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-09-09 08:29 PM
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13. No. I just had a hole where the teeth used to be. It closed in over time. Food didn't get stuck
in there or anything.
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