Can Dentists Fix Perforated Sinus After Dental Implant Surgery?

It might be time to visit Birch Point Dental Clinic if you just had a dental implant and have started having new breathing issues or nasal congestion. A disease known as a perforated sinus is a frequent side effect of getting dental implants. By changing the size of your palate during dental implant surgery, the membrane may occasionally become perforated. Fortunately, Birch Point Dental Clinic offers the training and tools to handle this issue and make you feel better.

Why Can Dental Implants Occasionally Lead To A Sinus Perforation?

Dental implants can sometimes cause sinus perforation when a clot cannot form to seal a hole made during the operation. The membrane separating your maxillary sinus from your mouth cavity develops this tear or perforation. This rupture increases the risk of sinus infections by creating additional entry points for microorganisms into the sinus. These infections may start to hurt or feel unpleasant. You may tell whether you’ve had a sinus perforation after dental implants by a few distinct signs. Give our staff a call if you’re going through any of the following:

  • Nasal congestion: A perforated sinus frequently manifests as nasal and sinus conditions such as congestion, a runny nose, or infection.
  • Pain: After a perforation, you can feel discomfort in your upper jaw, teeth, or sinuses. This discomfort frequently coexists with nasal irritation and pressure.
  • Difficulty breathing: It might be challenging to breathe effectively through your nose when your sinus cavity is pierced. It can be considerably harder if the membrane starts to bulge in reaction to illness.
  • Bleeding: Blood may spill out the nose or close to the implant site in severe sinus perforation. A coppery taste on your tongue may alert you to it close to the implant site.
  • Loss of smell: Temporary loss of taste and smell can occur due to severe sinus infections.

When the decubitus, or sinus floor, is widened during the dental implant operation, perforations in the sinuses result. The mouth cavity and sinuses may become separated due to this widening. Clotting fails to cover this gap, causing a hole to emerge adequately. To reduce the danger of perforation, specific safety measures are done before the surgery, such as using an imaging instrument to measure the thickness of the membrane. To lessen the likelihood of these holes happening, dental implants are also precisely sized. 

Prompt treatment is required if sinus perforation happens after dental implant surgery. The perforation’s severity will determine the available treatments. If the damage is modest, the dentist may choose a cautious strategy, such as placing a collagen membrane to promote natural healing. 

Contact Birch Point Dental Clinic For Your Dental Implants!

Our staff is available whether you’re getting ready to have dental implants and want a team of professionals you can trust or think you could be showing signs of a ruptured sinus. Serving Ontario and the neighboring towns with top-notch dental treatment and post-care alternatives is a source of great pride for our staff. By making your initial appointment and consultation by contacting (807) 698-8838, you can experience the Birch Point Dental Clinic difference. Together, we’ll pinpoint your oral health issues.


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Dr. Sanket Upadhyay


Dr. Sanket completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree in India in 2011 and obtained his Canadian dental license in 2016. He is a member in good standing with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Sanket regularly pursues continuing education through dental conferences and courses to enhance his knowledge and be at the forefront of advances in dentistry.

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