Dentistry/Why is it?


Hello dr. :) i have another question since my sinus lift still have discomfort and pain on my check area i notice it i have very bad test and bad smell in my mouth and I'm seeing off white stuff coming out of the area that OS left it open and she told me i keep some opening for you to drain !???? i didn't understand first but i asked my brother that he lives in different stat and his a prosthodontist and he asked me why your dr. left any opening for drainage ? unless dr. already Sean infection at that area that she opened it and if she Sean any infection she should of NOT place any bone graft in first place. What should i do ? i have still 5 more days left my antibiotic too
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Monica - It seems more evident that your surgeon is not knowledgeable.  I wish I could specifically recommend you to a different one, but you need a second opinion from a different surgeon.  You may eventually need to be examined at a major medical center with oral and maxillofacial surgeons and ear, nose and throat doctors.  In Arizona I am not sure where I can refer you, but you may need to see doctors elsewhere with more knowledge.

Closest to you us probably LA.  If you wish, I can provide names and a location if this problem does not resolve.


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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and I am available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicine for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor and State University School of Dentistry.

American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

BA -University of Connecticut DMD - University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Awards and Honors
National Honor Society (OKU), Philadelphia County Dental Society, Mosby Book Award, Oral Surgery Honors, Summa Cum Laude

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