i had a tooth extration last saturday and they stitched the gums to close over the hole yet the stitches came out today and there is a hole still in the center....is this normal

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - April - 2011, at 19:29 PM

  • You got the extraction on saturday and normally the sutures are removed after a week. If there is no pain and swelling in the extraction site then it is normal. but you have to maintain very good oral hygeine. If there is any food impaction it can cause infection and you can have pain and swelling. For that do warm saline rinses 2 to 3 times a day. If you have pain or swelling then you have to go to the dentist. He will either clean the socket and give the dressing or restitch it. For more info on tooth extraction you can visit the following link..http://www.identalhub.com/article_do's-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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