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I had a tori surgery 1 week ago & it has hanging skin from the roof of my mouth. The sti
ches were removed and the flesh appears white. There is hollow area i can feel on the roof and i am concerned there is something wrong. Is this normal? Please let me know whatto expect my surgeon was not very informative or helpful. His only comment was "it will eventually heal"  thank you
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Hello,

This is normal for this procedure. I am sure your surgeon has done a good job. We often get results similar to what you described. The white areas are dead skin. It will take about 10-14 days to heal. If you stay on liquid or purée diet, it would heal faster. Rinsing with warn water and salt helps as well. Avoid smoking, if you are a smoker.
Good luck!

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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

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Faculty at numerous hospitals

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AAOMS ADA ASDA NYSDS

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New York Dental Society Journal

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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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