Wisdom teeth and Sinus problems

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by roadrage, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. roadrage

    roadrage New Member

    This is the first medical problem I have ever had and I am looking for some input.

    I am a 28 year old male and I had my wisdom teeth removed just over 2 weeks ago.

    The problem I am having is that my upper left tooth was removed and has created a "sinus communication" on the left side of my face. I have been experiencing sinus pressure, minor headaches and worst of all - smelly, nasty mucus.

    I am not a smoker, though my sister is and I tend to have a cigarette from time to time and wonder if this is a result of this. I have never been to the doctor for a sinus infection in the past and am curious if this will pass or if this something that will get worse.

    I just finished a weeks supply of Amoxicillan (sp?) that the oral surgeon prescribed when I told him of the problem just over a week ago.

    I have read ago other people who have developed polyps and have chronic sinusitus, etc.

    Should I been concerned?
    Will it go away?
    Should I return to the doctor?
    What steps can I take to recover?

    Thanks for any help, suggestions, comments anyone can give.
    [My apoogizes if this is the wrong place to post]
  2. Kassandra

    Kassandra New Member

    hi roadrage.
    I think best bet is to see your doctor again, and/or see an ar nose and throat specialist.
    It does sound like an infection.If the mucus is dark, then it is an infection.
    Othrwise, it can be an allergy.
    I have lots of sinus trouble, and my teeth etc., and any pain thereof, always connects.
    But, only a doctor can say for sure, you know?
    I also had a tooth pulled recently, and my gums were swollen for weeks.I took penicillin for weeks too.
    Good luck.
  3. roadrage

    roadrage New Member

    Thank you for your input.

    The mucus is actually very yellow and smelly. It isn't dark at all. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I am going to contact my doctor today for some advise.

    Thanks again.