It looks like my tooth was real close to my sinus cavity. I've now got a hole going from my empty socket to my sinus. (This all started as just a simple crown). This appears to be one of the complications with removing upper molars. I found this on the web:
"A hole in the sinus during removal of an upper molar. A small hole will usually close up by itself in a few weeks but may require additional surgery if it doesn’t heal spontaneously."
My dentist said this will usually heal up on it's own. I'm not exactly sure why, but he put me on 500MGs of Penicillin for seven days. Plus, he told me to take Sudafed for my sinuses.
I don't want to take the Penicillin but I'm worried about some kind of infection due to the hole going to my sinus.
When my dentist sent me home he wasn't sure if I had a hole in my sinus. When I got home I removed the gauze (after about two hours) and tried to swallow some saliva. This created some kind of suction. I could hear/feel a whistling sound coming from the empty socket. I immediately called my dentist and told him I was positive there was a hole in my sinus. He told me he was going to have me see an oral surgeon ASAP. They couldn't find one that was available today so they're going to set something up for tomorrow.
So anyway, this hole is really freaking me out. I'm afraid it's not going to close up if I keep sucking air through it. (I'm doing everything I can not to) I'm also concerned this is going to mess with the healing process of the socket. I'm also unsure what to do about the antibiotic.
So has anyone every had this happen to them or heard of it happening? How worried should I be and do I really need to take the antibiotic? I don't know if the hole could cause some kind of infection. I just don't know what to do at this point.
yep! thats exactly what happened to me! it was VERY painful. they give you the pennicillin because an infection in the sinus can be very serious. the sinus is NOT supposed to be open into the mouth.
as i said before i used Colloidal Silver and it saved my life on this one. i put the silver in my mouth and actually allowed it to leak thru up into my sinus cavity and then drain back down into my mouth. everytime i did this the pain subsided. i also packed some gauze soaked in tea tree oil in there. but it was the silver that did the job.
if you don't have any silver, i would get some today, don't wait till complications develop. do you hvae a silver maker? are you unsure or wary of the CS protocol? why not ask on the Colloidal Silver forum about this? this is a pretty serious deal, if things go fine, cool. but this has the potential for serious complications. i don't mean to scare you, just trying to get you to take the necessary precautions.
the CS is not just an anti-biotic. it also dramatically accelerates tissue regeneration. its exactly what you need.
i'll tell you what, email me privately and i will send you some free of charge, no strings attached. just email me a po box or something and i will mail it out thursday (i will be too busy to do it tommorow). i am entirely serious. i have the whole set up to make it, it won't cost me but a few cents to crank out a bottle for you. let me know.
10 ppm is good, altho i have no clue if that brand is quality or not. someone else may know.
you can try different things with it. you can soak some gauze in it and pack it in there. you can try applying some directly to the area with an eye dropper. you can drink some, several times throughout the day. you can swish some (gently) around in your mouth. experiment and see what seems to help the most.
does water drain from your nasal passages, into your sinus cavity, and then into your mouth? if so then you can add just a bit of Sea Salt to the CS and then pour it directly into your nose, then allow it to drain thru your sinus and into your mouth. if you don't add some salt, the solution iwll burn your nose. it wont do you harm, but it iwll be uncomfortable. you need to get the whole area sterilized and coated with the healing silver solution. the more the better.
well, you could certainly try the cayenne oil and see how that feels. it should help, might get a bit hot tho!
if i remember correctly, my nasal passages drained into my sinus cavities which in turn drained into my mouth when i was dealing with what you are dealing with. but i think each situation is unique, so that might not be true for you. i think keeping the nasal passages nice and sterile during this time would be a good idea, regardless of where they drain into.