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Old 02-11-2017, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hey people,

End of January i had all my teeth removed at the local hospital. They have stitched me with dissolvable stitches. Whilst not being an immediate irritation, i would like them gone sooner rather then later without having to go back to my dentist (hes an horrible git lol)

Is there anyway to dissolve them quicker? I have one that has come loose out the wound and now wiggles round my mouth... its attached to my gum still.. its the knot that is loose, i tried pulling it out completely but that hurt too much..

Any advice would be helpful


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Old 02-11-2017, 11:44 PM   #2
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I've had dissolving sutures in the past also. In my experience, they will dissolve when they are meant to do so. It is really hard to wait for them, though. It can take 2-3 weeks sometimes, which isn't what you want to hear, but it's not good to tug on them or pull them out when they are not ready to fall out naturally. That's my understanding. They really will fall out naturally in time, and I don't think there is anything you can do to speed the process. Hang in there! They really will fall out eventually.

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Old 02-11-2017, 11:46 PM   #3
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I've had dissolving sutures in the past also. In my experience, they will dissolve when they are meant to do so. It is really hard to wait for them, though. It can take 2-3 weeks sometimes, which isn't what you want to hear, but it's not good to tug on them or pull them out when they are not ready to fall out naturally. That's my understanding. They really will fall out naturally in time, and I don't think there is anything you can do to speed the process. Hang in there! They really will fall out eventually.



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Please dont say this lol! I want a big greasy burger and to eat some decent grub. I wont right now in fear of catching a stitch cos that hurts!


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Old 02-12-2017, 10:41 AM   #4
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You might be able to call your dentist for advice, without going in for an appointment. This is a short question which might be able to be answered over the telephone. Even if you don't like him, he might be able to answer this quickly, or if he has an assistant, they can give you more information. I know it's really hard to deal with it when stitches aren't going away as quickly as you'd like.

Are you in the UK? There are still hardy foods that you might be able to eat, even if you can't eat a hamburger at the moment. Have you tried Shepherd's Pie? Potatoes, cooked in their jackets, with cheese and other toppings can be very filling. If you can get refried beans, try making a layered rice bowl with rice on the bottom, cooked ground beef if you can have it, refried beans, salsa and/or tomatoes, and cheese and sour cream. This is very hearty and is pretty easy to eat. The ground meat is the hardest thing to chew. Even if you eliminate it, the rest is very filling. Sometimes lasagne can be a good bet, too, or other noodle dishes with sauce. There are hearty soups with beans. Most of these things can be pureed, too, if chewing is too painful. Wishing you good luck - I hope you'll be able to enjoy your hamburger soon.

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You might be able to call your dentist for advice, without going in for an appointment. This is a short question which might be able to be answered over the telephone. Even if you don't like him, he might be able to answer this quickly, or if he has an assistant, they can give you more information. I know it's really hard to deal with it when stitches aren't going away as quickly as you'd like.



Are you in the UK? There are still hardy foods that you might be able to eat, even if you can't eat a hamburger at the moment. Have you tried Shepherd's Pie? Potatoes, cooked in their jackets, with cheese and other toppings can be very filling. If you can get refried beans, try making a layered rice bowl with rice on the bottom, cooked ground beef if you can have it, refried beans, salsa and/or tomatoes, and cheese and sour cream. This is very hearty and is pretty easy to eat. The ground meat is the hardest thing to chew. Even if you eliminate it, the rest is very filling. Sometimes lasagne can be a good bet, too, or other noodle dishes with sauce. There are hearty soups with beans. Most of these things can be pureed, too, if chewing is too painful. Wishing you good luck - I hope you'll be able to enjoy your hamburger soon.



Take care,

Erin


I shall have to contact the dentist, im living on pasta, choco mousse and custard with jelly atm


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