I had my last wisdom tooth removed in November 2010. It was the right upper wisdom tooth. In the same day after my wisdom tooth extraction, I developed nasal congestion in the right nostril. From that day till now, the nasal congestion has been present everyday and it alternates between nostrils from time to time.
I've visited the ENT twice. The first time, the doctor did a nose scope and confirmed that my nose was congested. She then prescribed me Nasonex nasal spray to be used for 6 weeks (2 puffs in each nostril, once a day). Throughout the 6 weeks, there had been no improvement to my nasal congestion.
After 6 weeks, I went back for my second consultation (yesterday) with the doctor. A skin ***** test was given to me and my results were that I was not allergic to any of the allergen given. Seeing that my situation had not improved, I was told to increase the dosage of the nasal spray to 2 puffs in each nostril, twice a day, for 3 months. Should there be no improvement, surgery was suggested.
Both the ENT doctor and dentist who removed my stitches said that the nasal congestion was not likely caused by an infected sinus as I had no yellow/green mucus discharge. The ENT doctor is unable to provide me with the cause of my nasal congestion.
However, seeing that the nasal congestion only came about after the wisdom tooth extraction and that I have absolutely no other nose/sinus/allergy problems prior to the extraction, I feel that my nasal congestion was somehow caused by the extraction.
Could you please help me with this? What could have happened during/after the extraction to have caused my on-going nasal congestion? I really do not want to resort to surgery!
Thank you very much!