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

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
Dentistry 37 years experience
Possible: It is possible to feel sinus pressure after having an upper wisdom tooth removed, but it doesn't usually feel that way. Contact your oral surgeon or dentist to make sure that you don't have an infection, or a sinus communication. Follow up today.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Can happen: While it's not common to feel excess sinus pressure following extractions, it can happen especially if the extractions are from the upper jaw, it can occur if you had an infection issue prior to the extractions or after. In either case you need to find out if you do have an infection going on and get the proper antibiotic treatment..Do it asap so it does not become a more serious situation.

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