- Sep 18, 2013
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I have the same problem with one tooth. I thought the pain was infection but no, the mouth is swollen and irritated from the non dissolving sutures rubbing against my cheek. I put a small piece of gauze between the sutures and the swollen cheek and it took the pain away. The gum is only slightly irritated now. My dentist reluctantly said I could do this but he would rather I tough it out. I don't know but I think the gauze is better than all the pain pills I had been taking. I'm looking for a smoother material to replace the gauze.