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How to know if I have sinus perforation or are my wisdom tooth clots dissolving?

How to know if I have sinus perforation or are my wisdom tooth clots dissolving?

See your dentist: It is possible for a sinus to be exposed while removing an upper wisdom tooth due to the position of the roots that protrude into the sinus cavity. If that had happened, you will feel more pain than usual and will notice air and fluids entering the sinus when you suck in through your nose. This can be very dangerous. Contact the surgeon/dentist that did the extractions immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

What are possible complications of a chronic infection in the sinus because of a perforation from a root canal?

See Endodontist : It depends upon what was placed into your sinus. If it was the disinfecting solution the denist uses to clean your canals then the sinus usually recovers with no intervention. However, if the 'filling material' of the root canal was placed in the sinus then you need the help of an oral surgeon or ent. Since you said this is 'chronic' i would suggest getting this looked at soon. ...Read more

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Perforated sinus everything i eat and drink goes up in sinus have been very sick for months i need help?

Perforated sinus everything i eat and drink goes up in sinus have been very sick for months i need help?

See ENT: You should see an ear, nose and throat surgeon. If you are having sinus issues there are procedures to address them. ...Read more

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What test best diagnoses a hole in sphenoid sinus?

What test best diagnoses a hole in sphenoid sinus?

Hole is normal : The best test to evaluate the sphenoid sinus is usually a ct scan. The natural drainage hole should be open and secretions should not build up. When they do they cause infection and sometimes pain. Occasionally an MRI is necessary to look for certain growths or rumors in the sphenoid sinus. ...Read more

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What does sinus rythum suggest anteroseptal mi mean on a stress test?

What does sinus rythum suggest anteroseptal mi mean on a stress test?

Ecg : It is a reading of the echo pattern. You should discuss the test and the ecg with your doc regarding how it pertains to you specifically. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bowel perforation?

What are the tests for bowel perforation?

Physical examination: Intestinal perforation is a very serious and life threatening condition that requires immediate physical examination by a doctor. This is an emergency situation. Blood tests, x-ray, and ct scan are likely the first tests performed. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Yes: The most sensitive and accurate diagnosis can be achieved by a physician - simply by asking you questions, and by thoroughly examining you. If an ear, nose, & throat doctor (otolaryngologist) still has questions after that, imaging studies (x-rays or ct scans) can help them sort things out. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

What are the tests for paranasal sinus cancer?

Biopsy to prove: And ct is better to assess bony involvement; and mr for soft tisse extent. Bone scans and chest ct's look for spread. ...Read more