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Oral Surgery/Sinus communication after extraction


Hello. Yesterday, I had an extraction and bone graft of upper molar. I have had recurrent infections and had already had a root canal retreat. I had taken two weeks of antibiotics and still had the infection, so the oral surgeon told me that it needed to come out immediately. He said it was way up in my sinus (and I have been very dizzy for 2 weeks) and too risky to wait. After the procedure, they gave me instructions for sinus communication, which I can follow except I have to fly one week from today. We are across country while my daughter receives medial care at Children's Hospital and we have to leave because her treatment is up. The doctor said I should be okay to fly but everything I've read advised against it, so I am very concerned. I go back to see the doctor on Tuesday (we leave Wed.) and just want to be as informed as possible. Thank you,

I normally tell my patients that it is ok to fly on commercial aircraft.  Since I do not know anything about your surgery or situation, I can not advise you and you are best to ask your oral surgeon directly.  

Good luck with your daughters care.

Dr. Jeff Bressman

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Jeff Bressman, DDS, Diplomate ABOMS


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.


I have over 24 years of private practice experience

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

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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