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Do you have liquid coming out of your nose after a dental extraction? You may need this treatment

Oral-antral communication closure

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by dentists and doctors
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Sometimes the roots of an upper tooth sit in close proximity to a cavity above the teeth called your maxillary sinus. Extraction of a tooth with roots close to the sinus can create a hole between the sinus and your mouth. This is called an oral-antral communication. If left untreated you will experience liquids coming out of your nose when you drink as well as sinus infections from the food getting lodged up inside the hole. You can also get a sinus communication by blowing your nose forcefully in the weeks following a dental extraction in this region.

Our team of oral surgeons have thousands of hours of operating experience which enables them to surgically close these communications carefully and effectively for their patients. This helps to reduce procedure time and trauma as well as decreasing the risk of complications during or after surgery.

Our peaceful and relaxed environment here at the centre will allow you to have your surgery in as comfortable an environment as possible. You can lay back and watch a movie on our ceiling-mounted screens tucked in with a warm blanket whilst we perform your surgery which is usually done with a profound local anaesthetic.


I'm nervous of having SURGERY...

We are very aware that the idea of having a surgical procedure can be stressful for people which is why we have worked hard to create as calm and relaxing environment at our clinic as possible. But we do also offer sedation for those patients who need something a little stronger to calm their nerves. To read more about our sedation service please click HERE.

why should I see a specialist and not my general dentist to have my surgery?

Specialist oral surgeons have trained extensively in the art and science of safe and accurate surgery involving the teeth and jaws. Their advanced knowledge and experience in this field helps reduce surgery time as well as decreasing complications during and after surgery. Having spent tens of thousands of hours operating in the mouth you can rest assured you will be in safe hands with any of our team of Specialist Oral Surgeons.

DO I need to be referred to come and see you?

Usually if a sinus communication has occurred after a dental extraction then the treating dentist would refer you to us for the surgical closure. But you do not need to be referred to come and see us if you feel you have a sinus communication. Our Specialist Oral Surgeons can be accessed directly without the need for a referral from your dentist. To arrange a consultation please contact us and we would be happy to provide assistance. 

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