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About a year ago , I had my wisdom teeth removed,after the surgery which I was put asleep for ,it was apparent that my sinus wall was pierced . Anytime I put water in my mouth it would exit my right nostril
Since then it seems to have closed ,but with some very uncombtable side effects ,pain in my cheek and jaw bone (right side mostly) if I bend down to put my shoes on , I get a rush of fluid to my brain with a burning sensation,similar too salt water,and fatigue  through out my body accompanied by joint pain. What to do,
I need to start feeling better,

Chris-it sounds like you have a residual infection of the sinus from the opening into the sinus.  Sometimes that opening seems to close on it's own but there is still a tiny microscopic opening that alloe mouth bacteria to enter the sinus.  My suggestion is for you to be examined by an Ear Nose and Throat physician.  Do not put it off.  Get examined before the infected sinus gets wore.  I wish you well you and jope heals soon.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon 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 practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at 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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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