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Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgery is a surgical procedure that opens the sinus pathways and clears blockages to relieve pain, drain infections, correct compromised breathing or loss of smell. The surgical management of chronic sinusitis includes Caldwell-Luc procedures, intranasal antrostomy, antral lavage, functional endoscopic sinus surgery. A sinus lift surgery is done when a dental implant has to be placed near the sinus wall.

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I still have pain after sinus surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had my sinus surgery 15 days back. After four days nasal cleaning was done. After it, I got severe pain for five to seven days. But after that it reduced. But still, it persists. Please let me know how much time it will fully go away. I am clearing that I had all type of sinuses and m...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Are you not taking any anti-inflammatory medication? You should take paracetamol one gram twice daily. it will reduce swelling as well as pain.   Read Full »

Why do I have a toothache after a sinus operation?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sinus operation last week but have developed a pain in a tooth that needs a root canal treatment. It is extremely painful. Is there anything that can be done?  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Get an appointment as soon as possible and take painkiller tablet Brufen (Ibuprofen) 400 mg six hourly if you are having really severe pain, otherwise eight hourly like three times a day for three days. Do not lay down straight at bed at night. It aggravates the pain. P...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old with a sinus problem. Can surgery cure my problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with sinus. I need to know whether this could be treated without surgery. If surgery is the option, what are the consequences, and will it come again in the future? My age is 37 years now. Also wanted to know any after-effects of the surgery.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I reviewed the CT (computed tomography) scan report (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). I would ideally want to have a look at the CT scan films. If you have a soft copy of the CT scan, please upload it for my perusa...  Read Full »

Will upper impacted wisdom tooth cause nasal congestions?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 25, my height is six feet, and my weight is 158.7 Lbs. I have nasal congestion feeling from the age of 20. Sinus surgery was done two years ago. ENT doctors have ruled out that there is no problem in the nose Area. I have four impacted wisdom teeth, unerupted. The upper teeth ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your radiology report, I have studied (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I believe it is not because of the impacted maxillary teeth. A presence of an antral polyp causes obstructions of the nasal passage. An antral polyp is the usual main pr...  Read Full »

I had a balloon sinuplasty procedure five weeks ago. The CT scan showed obstruction. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My question concerns the balloon sinuplasty procedure I had nearly five weeks ago. The doctor widened the opening of my maxillary sinuses, as the CT scan showed obstruction. Is it possible for the procedure to enlarge it too much? I am asking because I feel that it is now too wide, plus i...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The doctor would not have done too much widening. Only adequate widening is done. Further, it is not mechanically possible to do too much widening because bone removal is needed, which can be accomplished by surgery only, not a balloon. It is n...  Read Full »

Is there a potential for CSF leakage after sinus surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sinus surgery about four months ago, to correct a severely deviated septum and to reduce the turbinates on both sides. I also had surgery previously on my face to reconstruct an impacted orbital bone and maxillary sinus on the left side of my face. Following the surgery, on my s...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With a septal correction and turbinate reduction surgery the chances of causing a CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leak as complications are remote because CSF leak occurs when you disrupt the skull base and in the surgeries you mentioned we do not touch the skull base. Howev...  Read Full »

What should I do to ease the pain after a year of sinus and flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sinus and flap surgery on the left top jaw before one year. Since then, I have been experiencing pain on the same side. The surgeon suspects nerve damage. Till I get this officially checked by neurologists, what can I do to help with the pain? Painkillers did not help. I am looki...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I would like to know some detailed history about your symptoms: 1. When did you have sinus and flap surgery? And on which side (left or right)? 2. When did you start to have pain? 3. What type of pain do you feel...  Read Full »

Why is water coming out of nose while drinking after molar extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a molar extraction and now water I drink comes out of my nose. I consulted an oral surgeon and he did a small surgery and gave stitches three times but no result. Is it very dangerous? Please advice further medication and treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Usually, the area should be adequately closed by suture. This happens due to a hole in nasal sinus when the upper molar tooth is extracted. It is dangerous in long term if the hole does not close on its own. The hole should heal in a week or two when the wound caused...  Read Full »

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