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12 Jan 2006

SINUS MEMBRANE INJURY
Hi,
A few weeks ago i had my wisdom tooth extracted at the dentist surgeory. I went through a horror amount of pain. It was so much different to when i had taken my other tooth out years ago (pain).
I went back to the dentist and it seems the place tooth was taken out was infected so he had to cut and clean the area up. Also found out that apparently the sinus membrane got broken in the extraction hence the disgusting yellow smelly flem which came out my upper pallet.
The pain has been awful and i am still recovering.
What i would like to know is will the membrane recover totally, and the flem stop coming out. Will this lead to any chronis sinus problems..etc

Regards
Pravina
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cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Pravina,
I would suggest that your dentist also gets an Ear nose and throat specialist's opinion. This could form a permanent little canal also called a sinus but it is not the same as your normal sinuses - it actually is an abnormal tube between your maxilla sinus and the palate. This may need surgery to close it up. Just get a ENT opinion please.
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