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Wisdom tooth pulled, sinus pressure, breathing problem, headache, pain. What is wrong? What should I do?

2 days after I had my upper right wisdom tooth pulled, I started having sinus pressure and difficulty breathing in my right nostril , and headaches on the right side of my head. My voice is now hoarse and I have flu-like symptoms (cough, cold on the chest, tiredness etc.) These symptoms started 3 weeks after my tooth was pulled. My doctor put me on antibiotics for a week but my voice is still gone. What is wrong? What should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Since your wisdom teeth got extracted 3 weeks back,the symptoms are associated with systemic health.

If the extaction socket area is not healed till now,please do get a check-up.

To promote healing,betadine rinses and saline gargle has to be done.

Antibiotics has to be taken in complete course.
Please take rest for 7 days.

ALSO visit a general physician and get a thorough check up.
I wish you good health.
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Obviously severe toothache caused by decay should be treated by your dentist, but there are a number of treatments for pain and inflammation that will provide some relief during attacks. Cloves have an analgesic oil contained in them and they can either he bitten whole, next to the offending tooth, or their oil can be applied neat to the painful area.
Mint also has antiseptic and analgesic properties and can be chewed or sucked at the site of the pain. Gum disease can be treated by chewing tarragon, by rubbing oil of thyme into the gums. Vitamin C is essential to gum health, so ensure you are getting enough.
Rinse your mouth daily with hypericum and calendula, mixed with cooled, boiled water, to prevent infection, A hot compress of camomile over the cheek, will ease the pain and draw the infection to the surface, if an abscess is present.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome,

After extraction of the wisdom tooth it usually takes 7 to 10 days for complete healing and closure of the socket .

As its been 3 weeks for the extraction you have undergone i expect complete healing of the wound.
The upper wisdom tooth is far away from the sinus area so if there is any infection in the extraction wound , it wont spread to the sinus area.

I suspect your symptoms are related to your general systemic health , so please consult a general physician and get the examination done .

You have developed acute sinusitis and flu like symptoms which may be caused due to viral infection post extraction .
Antiallergic and anticold medications may help you subside the symptoms.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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