I am a healthy male in my late twenties. I had wisdom teeth extraction surgery 4 weeks ago. The doctor said nothing about a complication after the surgery, but I realized quickly that I have a hole at the location of my upper left wisdom tooth extraction site to my sinus. I am truly having a miserable time since then.
I had a mild nose bleed the day after the surgery from both sides. For the first 10 days or so the hole was big enough that mucous from the sinus would leak heavily down to my mouth almost all day long, and liquids would go up from my mouth into my sinus and out of my nose without applying any pressure.
I saw the doctor 2 weeks after the surgery (he was out of town!), and by that time the hole was much smaller, but I was sure it was not closed yet. He assured me it was practically closed and doing a flap surgery could hurt more than help. I will see him again in couple of days, but my main problem is that I do not trust a word of what he says.
I was on amoxicillin for the first 10 days, and after seeing him he renewed amoxicillin for another 10 days.
Now 4 weeks after the surgery it is better, but I still notice the taste is mucous leaking from that side occasionally. I can drink liquids and with very little going into my sinus. I feel sick with a mild fever for half a day or so every few days. The location of the extraction is still sore and tender, and I still have bad headaches on my left side of the face, and strong sinus pressure even though I can breathe freely most of the time.
Is it possible for such an established oroantral communication to heal on its own, and how long should I wait? And most importantly is it possible to have the illusion of fistula being closed but never healing 100% and thus giving me bad chronic sinus infections like some of the scary cases I read on the internet? Is waiting worth the risk of the bad infections and headaches that I am having?
And should I see an ear, nose, and throat doctor to manage my sinus problems?