I've had a upper right wisdom tooth extracted 3 months ago, after the extraction and up until now I am still experiencing burning pain in the area the tooth was extracted, the right nostril area when I blow my nose, and in my right temple. I went to a 2nd dentist who informed me that during the extraction my gums were traumized and it could take longer for the nerves to heal. I'm not diabetic, but have had steroid injections recently for a back problem and have used some different type of pain and inflamation medicines, whcih the dentist said could be the reason the nerves are not healing faster. My question: Will the nerve pain ever stop. What is the alternative, or my next step. The burning sensation comes from air, liquids, food etc.
Went to two dentist. Second dentist directed me to rinse gum area with warm salt area daily, until it heals.
Welcome to JustAnswer, and thank you for putting your trust in me!Have you consulted with an oral surgeon? Postoperative symptoms of the sort you describe after the removal of an upper molar-- especially an upper wisdom tooh-- always raises suspicion of sinus perforation. The correlation between the symptoms and nose blowing is particularly suggestive of sinus infection and a persistent communication between the sinus and the oral cavity.You need to consult with an oral surgeon in light of these persistent symptoms-- this should not be dismissed as delayed healing or neuropathic pain until or unless the health of the sinus is properly assessed. If necessary, you may need to consult with an ENT specialist as well, but because this is primarily a sequel to oral surgery, a consultation with an oral surgeon would be the first priority.For contact information for an oral surgeon near you, consult the online directory of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.Good luck!
35 years experience, member Academy of General Dentistry