I don't know if this is your case or not but sometimes the gum tissue looks completely closed but still has a pinhole opening. Even a slight opening the size of a thread could cause the same symptoms as a perf.
I think it's a good idea to have a radiologist look at the scan. If there is an opening, surgery may or may not be an option right now as the dentist may want to give it some more time. The type of surgery to close a sinus perf depends on the location of the opening.
It sounds like things are improving...... so hopefully a little more time is all that is needed!!
Keep us posted on how you're doing.
Originally Posted by Silky
The hole in the gum did close now. I'm still having the air escaping and runny nose. The runny nose has somewhat improved. The air escaping seems to be the same as it was. The salty taste is a lot less now, though still seems to be there a little. A regular dentist did the i cat scan. He's going to send it to a radiologist to look at it at a dental college. It will take a week to get the results. If the gum is closed is there still much chance for infection? If they find something needs to be repaired, can they still go in through the gum to put a membrane on the sinus after 2 months? Do you think this is something that could still heal on its own?