Tooth pulled, hole in sinus cavity now

kathyg_in_mi

Help, almost a month ago I had a tooth pulled (this is one I had a root canal done a few years back and a hole was punched into my sinus cavity then too, but this time it is different) and now there is a hole from the inside of my mouth into my sinus cavity. I can even blow air thru there! The oral surgeons office is waiting to see if it closes up on it's own. I think it is getting larger! I go to the office next Tuesday.

This is driving me crazy. At night when I sleep air goes into my mouth when I breathe thru my nose and I wake up with a "dry mouth". Every hour I'm up drinking water to hydrate my mouth. The hole "bubbles" when I talk or blow my nose. Very irritating.

I ate oatmeal and some got stuck in the hole and when I blew my nose, it came out there.

This is driving me nuts. Oral surgeons office says to give it time, well I'm out of patience and not happy.

Anyone have this happen and what was the result?

Kathy G in MI - miserable

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lynn_d

Kathy, make an appointment with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. This could end up being serious, I would not mess around with it.

I'm so sorry that you are having trouble.

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maire_cate

That happened to my SIL and she spent many months going back to the oral surgeon for repairs.

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shellm

My husband had a tooth extracted in Dec to get ready for an implant and the same thing happened to him.the oral surgeon imediately did a surgery called a sinus lift,he also told him he may ne an additional surgery if he noticed any of the symptoms you mentioned.I think you need to see someone imediately.By the way I am a dental asst.


Shelley

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kathyg_in_mi

Thanks all. When I had the root canal years ago I ended up having a sinusectomy (?). It was not a fun surgery at all!
I go to see the oral surgeon on Tuesday and hope to get some answers and fast, plan on going to Florida the end of the month. I warned him that my sinus cavity was right there and had had trouble before.
Kathy G in MI

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wassimmpoaua

hello kathy, can you tell me what if the hole ended up healing by its own? how long did it take? I'm having the same problem

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nicole___

Holes can heal on their own.....when a blood clot seals the small hole. (I "had" a dental assist. cert. at one time) 3 months is usual to wait and see...if it heals on it's own. Then surgery to close it. If there's an infection...? ....then Antibiotics should be taken prior to treatment. This is NOT to be taken lightly. Your dentist's receptionist should be calling YOU for updates, to put in your records and relay to the dentist who's over seeing your procedure.

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Judy Good

This post is 7 years old.


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Jasdip

True, it's an old post, but someone else brought it up because she was wondering what the outcome was as she's experiencing the same thing.

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wassimmpoaua

thanks everyone i wonder how things worked for kathie. i can still feel air from my sinus going through the hole

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kathyg_in_mi

wassimmpoaua,

The Oral Surgeon had to take a piece from inside my mouth and stitch it over the hole. That worked, but I am very shy about dental procedures now. All ways warn them about my sinus'.

Hope you get it fixed up real quick.

The Oral Surgeons office did not charge me for the closing of the hole!

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kathyg_in_mi

Judy Good, sometimes the poster is still hanging around on THS and can give the answer! Luckily I am still here (been around over 20 years here), they will have to pry my cold dead hands off the key board when I die! And I will probably be on the KT!!!

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wassimmpoaua

god bless you, it's very reassuring, i have the bad habit of reading about my illness online(all illnesses eventually lead to death lol), it drives me crazy and i need to stop it. Thanks kathy bless

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kathyg_in_mi

It is very disturbing to feel the air coming into your mouth when your mouth is closed and you are just breathing thru your nose!

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HU-699024848

Had a baby tooth out 7 weeks ago

and now have a hole - also have electric shooting pains and am in constant pain - the hole is still there and doctor doesnt want to operate due to nerve damage so am on a strong nerve pain medication

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kathyg_in_mi

Hu-4848, Sorry to hear that you are having a problem. I never had any shooting pain. Was this a dentist who did the extraction or an oral surgery office? I do recommend using an oral surgeon, I was happy with their response to my issue.

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