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    Default Sinus Damage Following Tooth Extraction - Anyone?

    Hi everyone
    Not sure where this should go, but..

    Last Monday I had a top molar removed (the filling had come out and the tooth had crumbled, not able to save it).. It was a difficult extraction as the root was aparently quite long and stubborn, dentist had to dissect the tooth to remove it.

    Usual pain followed that day, but over the next 24 hours the whole side of my face swelled and was throbbing, I even ended up taking an endone left over from my c/s as it was so sore.

    Wednesday I rang the dentist who told me to come in, had a look and said it was healing well, but that there was obviously something wrong (I was swollen and had big red patches all around my face and neck).

    So I went to the doctor and he pushed on my sinuses - OUCH. He said that sometimes with deep roots and difficult extractions a bit of sinus bone gets removed with the root and that's probably whats causing my problems.

    He put me on antibiotics and gave me panadiene forte, which I've been taking since about lunchtime on wednesday, but theres been no improvement at all.

    The bit of my gum where the tooth was removed is fine, it's a bit tender but no worse than expected. But the pressure all over my left cheek and behind my nose (my sinus I suppose..) is insane, and I'm starting to worry. Picking up DS (big 8kg 4month old), makes it feel like someone's pounding my face with a hammer

    I would have thought there would be some improvement by now but if anything the pain has increased. Last night I took 2 panadeine forte and an endone and it barely touched it. That's what I was taking post c/s !!

    Has anyone experienced this or have any advice? I can go back to the doctor but being a saturday there's only really the 5 minute consults at the drop-in clinic and experience tells me I'd be wasting my time.
    I've consulted "dr google" but I can't really find anything suitable.

    Thanks in advance

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    Should mention I've also been using a decongestant nasal spray which usually clears me up when I get a cold or whatever but it's not doing squat.

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    *bump*

    ... anyone..?

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    If I were you I would probably go to the nearest emergency room. I recently had a tooth out for exactly the same reason as you. I know how painful it was and I had no complications I cannot imagine how much pain you must be in.
    Hope you are feeling better soon x

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    Ohh, ouch! Have you been putting ice packs over your cheek and nose? Is your nose running, cos if there was an infection it would probably be running like crazy! I'd go and see a Dr tomorrow, cos if it's infected you'd expect the antibiotics to have had some effect by now. Maybe ask if an antihistamine would be useful? Best of luck!

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    So sorry to hear, it sounds very painful. My DH had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and when we met with the surgeon prior to his surgery he advised that all teeth extractions carry a 5% risk of sinus problems. I'm not sure what the long term affects are, but like u mentioned its when there is a deep root system to the tooth that grow up to the sinus cavity. I would probably go back to ur dentist or see a specialist to see what they say.

    Hope ur feeling better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    So sorry to hear, it sounds very painful. My DH had all 4 wisdom teeth removed and when we met with the surgeon prior to his surgery he advised that all teeth extractions carry a 5% risk of sinus problems. I'm not sure what the long term affects are, but like u mentioned its when there is a deep root system to the tooth that grow up to the sinus cavity. I would probably go back to ur dentist or see a specialist to see what they say.

    Hope ur feeling better soon.
    My surgeon said the same to me when I went for a consult for wisdom teeth removal. I'd go to ED and get it checked out. Hope you feel better soon.


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    I had a wisdom tooth removed, the dental surgeon broke my jaw and tore a hole in my sinus

    It required reconstructive surgery by a maxillo facial surgeon.

    I post more details later, but def got to emergency, STOP using any sprays etc, do not eat or drink and DON'T NOT USE A STRAW

    You will need surgery ASAP to get this repaired

    It was a mediacl emergency for me, I was sick for a long time, recovery was long, slow and painful.

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    Subscribing, my husband has had severe sinus and ear issues we suspect from a rough extraction. Coming up 2 years ago!

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    when i was working for a dentist as a dental nurse we had this happen occasionally with extractions. the dentist told the patient not to blow his nose for a week and the hole will fill up with tissue and the bone will slowly regrow.

    i would definitely stop using sprays and i would seek another opinion from an oral surgeon.


 

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