When must the suture be removed?

As a matter of principle, we only use absorbable sutures, which dissolve by themselves after 4 to 6 weeks. However, if any of the sutures bother you or interfere with eating and speaking, you may have them removed after 3 weeks at the earliest. The dentist does NOT have to make an effort to remove the suture completely, as the remnants (e.g. under a temporary restoration or under the gum) will then resorb (dissolve) on their own in the coming weeks.