So, I have a question. I came across this feed when googling my symptoms. I had my #14 tooth extracted on Monday (5/7/2012). It was a simple extraction, and I don't believe I have dry socket at all, but I do believe to have sinus perforation (sp?). I noticed on Thursday night that when doing the salt water rinse, some came out my nose. Last night, a lot came out of my nose and then when I sniffled, air came through the hole.
There was no talk of the root being near my sinus cavity, and honestly, I studied dental assisting for a year and didn't even know about this! I knew your roots could sometimes go into the sinus cavity, but I guess I either forgot all about this or just didn't know at all.
Anyway, I'm terrified that it's going to get worse. I don't swish harshly or anything. I'm still eating soft foods. I do smoke and have been doing so carefully. I don't know if I can quit, but I could try... When I do smoke, I make sure to cover the extraction site with wet gauze and I don't suck hard. Now, I'm keeping the site covered because I'm even more freaked out by this... It's not too painful, just kind of a jolt sometimes when the water goes through.
I'm just confused and not sure of what to do? Please help me on this one.