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Had surgery to remove plate that came loose in upper jaw. Painful hole now. Next?

Hi, I recently had surgery to remove a plate that had come loose from my upper jaw, right above my canine tooth . I also told the surgeon that I had noticed a hole that had been there since my initial double jaw surgery. The surgeon said he didn t notice any hole. Now, one week after surgery, the stitches that are right over the spot the hole was have popped loose and now there is a huge painful hole in my upper gum and lip, right above my canine tooth. My canine tooth has started hurting and my nose keeps running on the side of the hole. What could this possibly be?
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm forum,
according to the dental history provided by you it seems, that you have had a congenital jaw problem, for which you have undergone a surgery. i am not able to make out through your dental history that what kind of hole it is. until i check clinically, but as you said post surgery you have been suffering from running nose and pain,it clearly signify's sinusitis(maxillary sinus).
it is a condition,wherein, the maxillary sinus associated with upper teeth(canine to first molar) gets infected following surgeries, extractions and trauma.therefore i advise you to visit your concerned dentist,he/she will prescribe you antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication to resolve infection.
i advise you to start warm saline rinses(3-4 times/day). and see your dentist soon.
i wish you good health,
take care.
Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
hello and welcome to health care magic,
compression plates can be used to correct this.
it is necessary to apply a tension band in the form of arch bar or miniplates to cure the hole appeared.
visit your oral surgeon at the earliest and get the treatment.take the complete course of antibiotics too.
the running nose is due to fracture of cribriform plate of,lefort.2,3 and severe nasoethmoidal fractures.
hope you get well soon.
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Rahul Banerjee's  Response
hi kcrossley ,
i think a oroantral communication has been developed and due to that you got a infection and pain kindly consult a e.n.t. and a oral surgeon as early as possible.
get well soon.
Dr.Rahul Banerjee
Answered: Sat, 25 Aug 2012
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