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5 days since wisdom teeth were removed, tonight lower right

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5 days since wisdom teeth were removed, tonight lower right stich is coming out on its own... is this okay??? Its kinda flailing its way around my gums.. and im not pulling it out.. but im afraid if i might swallow it or what not... this is really freaking me out... i know it takes about 7-14 days to heal.. but if they are disolvable stiches.. but this one is falling out.. after 5 days.. is that okay????
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
There shouldn't be a problem here--the sutures are most likely dissolvable ones and if you swallowed one that wouldn't cause any harm. That said, call your dentist tomorrow to let him know about this.
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