dentist-icon
Sutures in mouth
I have to get my wisdom tooth removed through a surgical procedure. Could somebody Guide me whether i should opt for normal sutures or dissolvable sutures? Also, how long does the surgery goes on? Thanks in advance.
65 Views v

Answers (2)

Like the answers? Chat privately with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Shashank Arora
Dentist 9 yrs exp Delhi
Either of them will work. Resorbable sutures are usually suited for patients who cannot revisit the Dentist for sututue removal. I'll suggest you should not worry for the same. Regards
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
doctor profile image
Garima Prashad Gupta
Dentist 7 yrs exp Delhi
Hi good afternoon extraction or removal of wisdom teeth is a little tricky since its placed right at the back of your mouth and the access to the tooth is not generous. Sometimes the tooth isn't fully erupted and it may have a layer of bone or gums covering it. Depending on how the tooth is placed and whether it has some bone covering it; the time it takes to remove  the tooth varies. It may take anywhere from 15-45 minutes to remove it. I personally prefer non resorbable sutures to resorbable ones in the mouth since they have higher strength and less chances of infection. regards
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.