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Have epiphora. Wisdom teeth removed. Watering stopped. Are they related?

I have had epiphora for over 2 years now and I just had my wisdom teeth removed today. I ve noticed that my watering has gone down immensely yet they are still watering a bit. Could the two be connected? As a side note, I also have bad allergies, but I ve yet to see the connection between the watering eyes and the allergies
Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
Epiphora may be because of block in the tear ducts, narrowed tear ducts resulting in swelling due to inflammation,irritants causing over tears because of infective conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis,trichiasis,ectropion (lower eyelid turned upwards). I would suggest you to see an ophthamologist and ENT to rule out the exact cause for the watering eyes . wisdom teeth with pain can give you tears sometimes but definitly continuous watering may be due to some allergy or inflammation in and around the eyes.
Hope this information helps you.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello and welcome,
Epiphora or Watering of eyes may have several reasons such as allergy ,infective conjuctivitis , rhinitis ,inflammed and blocked tear ducts , le fort fractures etc. Get the exact diagnosis done for epiphora consulting your doctor and then you can evaluate if your wisdom teeth were painful and because of painful condition you were having tearing of eyes or there is some other reason As you said tearing has reduced to some extent , i suggest you to consult a ENT surgeon and get it confirmed. take care.
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