What do I do if my sutures from my wisdom teeth extraction or dental implant procedure fall out?

Sutures may be placed to minimize bleeding or to reapproximate tissue. If the sutures become loose or fall out, no need to panic. Resorbable sutures typically dissolve 7-10 days after surgery. Non-resorbable sutures are usually removed after 3 weeks. If the loose ends of sutures become bothersome after day 5 post operative, you are welcome to trim them or stop by our office to have them removed.