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Old 10-08-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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Hi everyone. I recently (1 week ago today) had a tooth extraction. I had an upper back tooth on the right side removed. I was fine for a few days after, no swelling, no infection, no pain, and on antibiotics. The past few days though my left eye will not stop watering and is painful. My sinus on that same (left) side is very painful. I asked the dentist about it on my follow up and he disregarded it as having nothing to do with it. I have never had sinuses or allergies before. I know the root of the bad tooth was very long, which is why some dentists I went to would not perform the extraction, and now I'm wondering if something could have gone wrong. Has anyone else ever had this happen? Any advice would be great, thanks!
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I do remember some discomfort in or around my sinuses when I had my wisdom teeth pulled. I'd guess its got something to do with the hole closing and that eventually it will go away.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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I had a friend years ago with that problem. It is possible to get a sinus infected from a tooth extraction. Get some blood work done to check on the possibility of a serious infection.
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Hi everyone. I recently (1 week ago today) had a tooth extraction. I had an upper back tooth on the right side removed. I was fine for a few days after, no swelling, no infection, no pain, and on antibiotics. The past few days though my left eye will not stop watering and is painful. My sinus on that same (left) side is very painful. I asked the dentist about it on my follow up and he disregarded it as having nothing to do with it. I have never had sinuses or allergies before. I know the root of the bad tooth was very long, which is why some dentists I went to would not perform the extraction, and now I'm wondering if something could have gone wrong. Has anyone else ever had this happen? Any advice would be great, thanks!
I am assuming the tooth extraction and sinus problem are on the same side (you say left and right in your post. )

The root of the tooth was likely very close to floor of the sinus, so it is possible that the sinus was entered through a small perforation when the tooth was removed. Infection could certainly result. I would suggest you see about a consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:34 AM
 
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Thanks so much everyone!
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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Your eye water all day long as does the left nostril? Or later towards evening only, and you end up with ahead ache on one side only?

Is the fluid from the nostril clear?

Was the tooth really bad or was it pulled because of pain and nothing showed up on x rays, but you did it anyway, in hopes of no pain?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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Mac, my eye will water and be sore for days straight (even now, a month later), and then I will feel my sinuses drain and my eye will instantly stop hurting and watering. There is no fluid coming out my nose at all so I don't know where the fluids are draining into. This only started after I had my tooth pulled. The tooth was very bad, it was my fault as I let it go for months and months, but I went right when I got to the point the pain was so bad I was shaking.
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Sorry you are still in pain. The good thing is you don't have what I was thinking of. I'ld say you need to see a doctor though and have te doctor look at infections, which seems likely you have.

I am no doctor and don't pretend to be, but from this discription I am almost willing to be you have a sinus infection left over from that tooth. This could affect the rest of your teeth and or cause blood infections that would be very nasty to deal with.

My first impressions not knowing if you had a tooth pulled that appeared good even on x rays is something I have had done, and for all the wrong reasons. I just couldn't take the pain anymore which seemed to be coming from a good tooth, so I insisted wrongly to have it removed.

The condition, because it is not fair to go this far and not say is called cluster head aches, which I do not believe you have and that is a good thing. You can google that if it strikes your fancy.

I think your sinus are infected, and if you don't find any swelling, that may explain why there is no discharge from the nose. There are zillions of sinus passages thru-out your face. All of them are near nerve endings, and will make people miserable left un-attended.

Pain will wear a person down once it becomes so hard to bear it is about all the mind with think of.

Get some attention asap.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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I am going to make an appointment asap. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy for thinking the two could be related, since the dentist made it seem impossible. Thanks so much for the advice!
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:28 PM
 
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More and more dentist do not extract teeth these days, and tend to send people to a oral surgon. That doesn't always work out so well either. I had wisdom teeth extracted and the anesthesiollgist blew up some of my veins. I was something less than pleased with bruising, and veins puffing up to be purple/blue in squiggy worm like endings on my arm making me appear like some drug addicted.

Then the sockets went dry which hurt a lot, a burning where the teeth had been with swelling.

I called and got a script for anit bio's and complained, but then in several more days i got a bill, for which I owed, but felt as if some adjustement from the care I had been given needed some reduction. With in a few more days bone fragments protruded thru the gum tissues, and then I was angery. I pulled these bone fragments out myself with tweezers, and taped them on a 3x5 card took a few pictures and mailed a copy to the doctors telling them I didn't see any reason I should pay more and if they insisted, the next letter would be from my lawyers.

Do right by me and I will never cause a problem, but do wrong and I can be a tuff cookie.

From where i sit I can't tell if this is any infection, and or if it ism the dentist caused it.

All I really know is pain is not good for you. In the USA if you are in the USA there is no valid reason to be in pain longer than you must.
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