Hi, Im 20yr old My wisdom tooth came in last year on my upper left side. For some reason my whole left face was swollen really badly. I went to the dentist and he gave me antibiotics. I took them for 1-2 weeks, they didn't help much with the swelling, but eventually the pain went away aswell as the swelling. But ever since then, some kind of yellowish/brownish leakage occurs from the upper left side of my mouth where the tooth came in, and I can feel a tiny opening with my tongue, where the tooth came in(outter side) and im pretty sure thats the source of it since that spot is always bitter. I've had xrays done and the dentist could not see any openings what so ever. the taste is very sour/bitter. Some things I've noticed when the leakage occurs: I never have to clean my nose a lot, and its never filled with any "boogers" When I do blow my nose the bitter stuff comes from the same spot, upper left. rarely there is also leakage that is brownish/red which i think is blood, but it never hurts.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 03 - February - 2012, at 00:22 AM

  • Maxillary sinus may be accidentally opened during toot extraction and can lead to bitter taste in mouth and yellow brown leakage in mouth. Roots of upper teeth are close to the sinus and mouth sinus communication could have occurred during tooth extraction. This complication is more common when teeth project into sinus when there is considerable bone present between floor of sinus and root apices. In most cases, opening which occurs is small and blood clot filling the extraction socket will close the openings unless the sinus is infected. If opening is of considerable size, then sutures are placed across the socket to approximate gingival tissues.  Some absorbable material may also be used. Large openings can be closed with buccal flap. You can visit an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. For more info on complications during tooth extraction, visit…….   http://www.identalhub.com/dental-complications-during-tooth-extraction-880.aspx

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