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Hi Doc,

I got my upper right wisdom tooth removed since it was growing disto-angular. Although there is no pain now and no swelling but off late since the past 2 days I have been experiencing a disgusting smell and taste in my mouth and nose. Also sometimes when I gargle to keep the place clean, water comes out of my Jose as well. Now I understand that during surgery the sinus gets exposed, but my ques is till how long will this heal.. Also to add I had got stitches as well. Shall await yr revert... Regards, farshid

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This sort of problem frequently heals on its own but to be sure, you should return to the oral surgeon who did your original surgery for evaluation.  It does not always heal by itself and may require some additional surgery to close the opening.  If you are a smoker, you should stop as this may interfere with normal healing of the area.

Good luck,

Dr. Jeff Bressman
www.omfsurg.com

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Jeff Bressman, DDS, Diplomate ABOMS

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I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with over 24 years of experience. The majority of my practice involves dental implants, removal of wisdom teeth, treatment of areas of oral pathology. Please note that this site is designed for general information and I can not give you medical advice specific for you.

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I have over 24 years of private practice experience

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American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Diplomate National Dental Board of Anesthesia, Fellow American Dental Society for Anesthesia

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BS, University of Illinois with honors DDS, University of Illinois, with high honors Board Certified, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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