A member asked:

Chronic dental fistula for 1yr caused by tooth extraction, hole in sinus closed now, no sinus symptoms. 2 failed ops. still pus draining. any ideas?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. William Winget answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Infection present: Neutrophils or certain white blood cells are the first line of defense against infection. This makes up most of the pus you see. You most likely still have infection present. Whether it is from dying bone or residual tooth root, or a consistent draining from the sinus. I wouldn't be able to tell with out an x-ray. If you have pus draining it could be from another tooth.

Answered 11/12/2018

3.8k views

Thank
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr. answered

Specializes in

Still Infected: You still have an infection there somewhere (pus is your indicator). Change your Oral Surgeon to somebody with time experience. They need to find the site of infection, get drainage, close to healing, place you on Peridex soaking for 2-3 times a day until the surgical site closes. Peridex disables bacteria.

Answered 11/12/2018

351 views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

How common is it to have sinus pressure after wisdom teeth extraction?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Ideas? What pain medications are prescribed for wisdom teeth extraction?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Online Primary Care Doctors Accepting New Patients

$44 video appointments available today with a membership as low as $15/month

Book a Video Appointment
Ask your question
Didn't find what you're looking for?

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more.

Ask your question