Oh I wouldn't pull them out if they are in your mouth-you are asking for an infection .At least go to your regular doc and ask him to do it. Seriously mouths are full of bacteria. But I do agree disolving stitches are bullsmurf.
Ugh I know that feeling! I also went to an emergency dental clinic and had a tooth removed. I pulled my own out after they began untying in my mouth 2 weeks after they were put in! I was eating and one of the knots unravelled and then kept getting caught on my tooth when I talked. I got frustrated throughout the day as it was pulling on my healing gum and was quite painful. Somehow I managed to untie the last of the knots with my tongue on the inside of my cheek and then pulled the end out with tweezers. I continued with the saltwater gargle and I didn't get any infections but I was still on the amoxicillin at the time too.