How long does it take dissolvable stitches take to dissolve?

Answer About 5 days. It's not uncommon for them to take a little of a week, though, to dissolve.

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How long does it take for dissolvable stitches to dissolve after a dental surgery?

I'm a dentist.3-0 chromic gut or 4-0 chromic gut is likely what was placed in your mouth. It's what I use, and it's what I've always seen used.It typically takes at minimum one week for the suture... Read More »

Dissolvable Stitches On My lip!?

Put a cloth between the ice pack and the stitches. You should never apply an ice pack directly to the skin. Yes, water will make them dissolve faster.Use a dry cloth between the ice pack and the ... Read More »

Is it okay to take a shower with dissolvable stitches?

Generally speaking, if the incision area is well healed and not draining, the dressing can be left off and you can shower."But i dont want to screw anything up..." -- Then phone your surgeon's of... Read More »

Stitches: how long does freezing last?

There won't be any permanent damage. The freezing is to stiffen the edges of the wound so that there's less risk of tissue damage or further bleeding when your stitches are being made or while they... Read More »