Do I Need Stitches?

As an oral surgeon, I want to share with you a question I often get asked, “Does it matter whether I have stitches or not?” Well, it does matter if you have stitches or not but the bigger question is, “Does matter where those stitches are placed and how they’re placed and what type of stitches are placed?” It’s not so simple, as just well, sewing something up. It’s about sewing it up properly with the right spacing, with the right type of stitches so we allow that area to heal in the most relaxed way possible. So, if you’re going to have stitches, you want to make sure that they’re done properly, that those things are considered, and that way you can have the best possible outcome.