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Can i cut my dissolving stitches?

I had my wisdom tooth removed 6 says ago. Today I ate bread, now it looks like my dissolvable stitches have some food on the parts that are hanging out? What can I do to clean it off. I tried removing it with a toothpick, light brushing, rinsing, and mouthwash. Nothing works. Can I cut them off?
Thu, 14 Apr 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
if the food particles are not coming out from that area dont try cut your stich by your own.otherwise the healing wound my get reinfected and it may take more time to heal.better get it cleaned by your dentist
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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
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on 6th day the stitches have become loose and food particles are being entangled in it
consult your dentist and get the needful done .do not do it yourself
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Dentist Dr. Fahad Siddiquee's  Response
if the food particles are not coming out from that area dont try cut your stich by your own.otherwise the healing wound my get reinfected and it may take more time to heal.better get it cleaned by your dentist
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