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Learn how to remove dental sutures and modern tissue suture techniques!

Removing Dental Surgery Sutures, Dental surgery is an effective treatment method for eliminating all dental and oral health problems. Due to the sensitivity of this surgery and the negative impact that could occur if any mistakes are made, doctors pay high attention to safely removing its sutures. This article will detail the necessary advice to maintain the safety of teeth and mouth.

Removing Dental Surgery Sutures

Removing Dental Surgery Sutures

Removing Dental Surgery Sutures

Removing dental surgery sutures is one of the most critical steps that must be done with caution at the end of the patient’s recovery phase. Therefore, this step should be performed under medical supervision to avoid adverse results to the wound and delay in healing and the appearance of pus on its surface. There’s no need to worry as it’s an easy step to implement and does not cause any discomfort or pain to the patient but requires professionalism and skill in how to untie these sutures.

When are dental surgery sutures removed?

Dental surgery sutures are usually absorbable knots in the mouth that take between 10 and 90 days to dissolve by the body due to their composition of natural collagen and synthetic polyglycolic acid.

How to recover from gum stitching after tooth extraction

The wound recovery period after tooth extraction continues from the moment the anesthetic wears off, about two hours after the operation, to a maximum of three weeks. The recovery process goes through several stages starting immediately after tooth extraction with the formation of a blood clot to prevent bleeding, then the appearance of inflammation signs on the gum tissues accompanied by pain. The final stage involves the growth of new gum tissues and may take longer for patients with diabetes, cancer, and immune deficiencies. After the gum wound heals completely, bone growth begins, continuing for more than 6 months. You can learn more about wisdom tooth surgery and its pain when reading this article.

When does bleeding stop after tooth extraction?

The tooth extraction process is one of the easiest procedures in dentistry, especially after the recent use of advanced laser devices. Minor bleeding continues for 24 hours after the extraction, then this bleeding and the accompanying pain disappear within two or three days at most. Feeling tooth pain? Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Our experts at The Dental Center will provide optimal treatment.

Tips after gum stitching

Tips after gum stitching

Tips after gum stitching

There are many tips that can be followed after gum stitching to ensure a risk-free recovery period for the patient’s mouth and life, including:

  • Rinsing with salt water after 24 hours from the operation.
  • Using medical mouthwash to get rid of any infection or bacteria stuck in the wound.
  • Avoid using a toothbrush and dental floss directly after the operation; wait for 24 or 48 hours.
  • Do not neglect non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
  • Cold compresses to reduce swelling in the gums.
  • Be careful when opening the mouth and talking and not to make any movement that could cause the sutures to come loose and move suture stitches.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Avoid spitting.
  • Avoid using a straw when drinking liquids.
  • Avoid cold and hot foods and drinks.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  • Complete rest and avoiding physical stress, especially any effort that causes pressure on the mouth.
  • Avoid hard or tough foods that require chewing, which can put pressure on the wound.
  • Eat plenty of soft foods such as bananas, eggs, potatoes, and soups.
  • Avoid sticky, chewy foods like popcorn, gum, and fruits with seeds that might require sorting by mouth to remove the pulp.

Tips on sutures

There are some tips that can be followed after stitching the wound to take care of the medical sutures until they dissolve without any side effects or health risks. There are two types of sutures used in various surgical operations related to the mouth and teeth:

  • Sutures that dissolve over time without the need for a doctor to remove them.
  • Removable sutures that require a visit to the treating doctor after a few days to be removed.

And paying attention to oral and dental hygiene using different care products whether toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, or miswak in addition to adhering to medications and painkillers to reduce pain and inflammation accompanying the recovery period and getting rid of suture stitches. Learn about gum surgery and how to prepare for it through this article.

The importance of tissue stitching after oral surgery

The importance of tissue stitching after oral surgery

The importance of tissue stitching after oral surgery

Tissue stitching after oral surgery is one of the important steps for all therapeutic surgeries for various mouth problems, and its importance lies in the following:

  • Accelerating wound healing as a result of bringing its edges closer together.
  • Protecting mouth tissues from any bacteria or infection.
  • Helping to stop bleeding after surgery.
  • Closing all gingival ulcerations and preventing their spread in the mouth, thus maintaining its safety.

Methods of tissue stitching after oral surgery

There are 3 methods that help in stitching tissues after oral surgery, which can be mentioned in the following points:

  • Interrupted suturing: This is the simplest method used in stitching the wound and the most practical as it relies on needle stitches near the edges of the wound by 2 or 3 mm. The first stitch should be away from the center of the wound and should not be closed tightly to not affect it when eating, and cutting it or mold appearing on the surface of the wound tissue. Stitches more than one adjacent in the same way do not cause the unraveling of one to have any negative effect on the others.
  • Continuous suturing: This is most used in the case of large superficial wounds in one of the jaws, characterized by being a single stitch, which does not cause any pressure or negative effect on the wound, but it is easy for the wound to open by just undoing this stitch.
  • Horizontal or mattress suturing: This stitching is used in the case of deep, highly dangerous wounds, requiring the wound to be closed tightly to prevent any infection through a horizontal stitch, and if needed to bring the edges of the wound closer, another horizontal stitch is made.

Types of surgical sutures

There are two main types of surgical sutures as follows:

  • Non-absorbable sutures: Sutures that need a doctor to remove them and consist of 3 types:
  1. Silk suture: These are natural threads coated with wax or silicone, making them unable to absorb any content in the mouth, easy to apply, and cost-effective but provide a suitable climate for the accumulation of bacteria and spread of infection.
  2. Nylon suture: These are artificial threads that are rigid, making it somewhat difficult to stitch but have the ability to resist wear.
  3. Polyester suture: This is an artificial thread that is rough to the touchdue to not being covered with silicone or wax.
  • Absorbable sutures: These sutures dissolve on their own without surgical intervention and consist of two types:
  1. Catgut suture: A natural thread that resists any pressure or change that occurs in the mouth for several days, possibly up to 8, and dissolves within 30 days afterward due to enzymes found in the mouth.
  2. Polygalactic acid suture: This thread is 90% composed of glycolic acid and 10% lactic acid and dissolves within 20 days until the dissolution process is completely finished after 60 days.
Cases that require gum stitching after tooth extraction

Cases that require gum stitching after tooth extraction

Cases that require gum stitching after tooth extraction

There are cases that require gum stitching after tooth extraction, as follows:

  • Severe bleeding cases that do not stop and are ineffective in stopping it.
  • Cases showing signs of complete tissue destruction and damage.
  • Inability to continue the effectiveness of materials that stop bleeding.
  • Cases requiring the installation of a rubber dam to eliminate any bacterial infection.
  • After opening a wound in the gum, it is necessary to protect the oral tissue by reclosing this wound. We understand your concern when suffering from tooth pain, let us ensure a comfortable and effective experience for you at our Dental Center.

What are the possible complications after gum stitching?

Some complications and undesirable side effects may appear after gum stitching, including bleeding and blood flow from the wound without stopping, constant discomfort, headache, imbalance, as well as the appearance of bruising or fever. These risks can be controlled by taking medications prescribed by the doctor and adhering to the medical guidelines that follow the operation. For more tips after gum surgery click here.

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