The surgery, which you just received, has left a communication between the mouth and the sinus cavity. This sinus is a large hollow space in the upper jaw, usually lying just above the roots of the back teeth. However, some of the roots or infections involving the roots extend into the sinus. There is a connection between the sinus and the respiratory (breathing) system. This is usually why many people have sinus trouble when they "catch a cold." This perforation or opening results in a direct communication between your mouth and your sinus through the socket from which your tooth was extracted.
We have taken certain measures to allow this perforation to heal. It will usually heal with no problems as long as the sinus doesn't have a previous infection or inflammation. However, there are some precautions you must take so as not to disturb the healing process.
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