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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How long do dissolvable stitches on the lips take to heal?

I tripped and spilt my upper lip open and chipped tooth ! The tooth was fixed but the lip was stitched with dissolvable stitches and healed leaving a small bump and a liitle thickness that looks to me a liitle crocked . It’s going down but hit has been two and a half months ! I am very vain and it hurts a little ! Will it get better?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
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As per your query, you have absorbable stitches on the lips which will take around 15 days to 1 month to heal if age is young. Otherwise it will take around 2 months.

You should take proper rest and avoid any sunlight exposure. Avoid exposure to germs and outside environment. Apply aloe oil 2 times a day.

If symptoms keep on persisting, visit oral physician once and get it examined. Start treatment accordingly. Take proper course of antibiotics if any signs of infection there.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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