Should Bone Graft be re-stitched? Can it continue to heal if the incision is slightly open? Antibiotics are finished (photo)
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without knowing the details of your procedure, the answer is no. just keep your mouth clean with salty water rinses or alcohol-free savacol (or whatever is the equivalent in southlake that has chlorhexidine in it) and see your surgeon for a review this week. resuturing never works. the graft can still take even if partially exposed. best of luck.
Healing after extraction and bone graft
Your swelling and pain should be minimal at this time.
If you still have pain that is almost the same degree of severity as 1-2 days after surgery , if bad taste , bad smell , chills, swollen lymph nodes , ear ache then you should see your surgeon as soon as possible. Dont wait until you are scheduled for post op appointment
the site should not be re sutured. But simply starting a different type of antibiotics could resolve the infection if it is caught early.
make an appointment with your surgeon if you have any concerns,
use an anti bacterial mout rinse, do not brush the site and avoid chewing in that site.