How Long Do Dissolvable Sutures Take to Dissolve?

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The time dissolvable sutures take to dissolve depends on what they are made from. Most dissolvable stitches start to break down in 1 to 2 weeks. A nurse can remove the loose ends of the stitches after the wounds have healed to speed up the process.
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Absorbable sutures are made of materials which are broken down in tissue after a given period of time, which depending on the material can be from ten days to eight weeks. They are
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IT TAKES ABOUT 1 WEEK. Thanks for using ChaCha!
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Most stitches dissolve in about 7 - 10 days, but if you can see a hole in your gum and are concerned about it I suggest that you telephone your oral surgeon's office and ask them
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