Generally the absorbable sutures will fall out or dissolve on their own within 2-4 weeks. Sometimes sooner, other times a bit longer.
If you feel that the sutures are delaying the healing, the gum area is red and/or irritated.... then see your dentist sooner than May 21st. Otherwise it is okay for them to still be there and your dentist may or may not remove them on the 21st. Sutures tend to accumulate plaque so it's best to keep rinsing with the warm salt water after every meal to prevent that from happening.
Glad to hear that you are feeling okay!
Yes, I take a broad range of supplements to help with osteoporosis and thyroid issues. I recently became gluten free so I am thinking that maybe I absorbed more Vitamin D because of that. I had reached a maintenance dose and my results had been the same for a few years, so that's the only thing that's changed.
It's now just over 3 weeks since the surgery and the 'long life' stitches don't look like they are going anywhere. I don't have another appointment until May 21st. There's a little discomfort which comes and goes and still a little swelling and numbness. I just wondered how long these stitches were supposed to last - I forgot to ask the surgeon!
Originally Posted by Bryanna
The idea with supplementing with vitamin d is to take enough of a dose over a period of time so that your blood work shows that you have ample stored in your body. You will utilize that supply and need to supplement again. I just don't want you to think once the serum level comes up that it automatically stays there... because it doesn't. The level of D decreases as you utilize it. Just wondering, were you supplementing with any other vitamins or minerals at the same time as vitamin D to help absorb it?