Post nasal drip after tooth extraction
I am 50 years old. About a month ago I busted the left back top tooth. The dentist said the tooth could not be saved and he extracted it. I was never able to breathe through my nose properly prior to the tooth extraction and after the tooth extraction I can now breathe through my nose. Unfortunately I now have a post nasal drip that won't quit. I am fine when I wake up in the morning but as soon as I start moving the post nasal drip starts. I also have the feeling of something stuck in the top back of my throat that won't come out no matter how many times I swallow or spit. Prior to the tooth extraction I had never experienced either one of these problems. I asked the dentist why I starting having this problem after a routine extraction and his reply was 90% of people have sinus problems (this did not answer my question). My doctor has me flushing my sinuses every morning with a water and saline mix but I just want to get back to life without post nasal drip and the feeling of something stuck in my throat.
-The tooth was extracted on September 9, 2010 so at this time of this post it will be about 42 days since extraction.
-Most of the day I either have PND or the feeling of something stuck in my throat, either one or the other.
-I always get a unpleasant taste in my mouth sometime during the day. Hard to describe but battery / salty taste that makes you want to clean your tongue, spit, swallow etc. --About the middle of the day my throat feels dry, kinda raw to air.
-If I suck in air (Snort) and spit I am only able to spit out a small portion of the phlegm stuck in my throat.
-If I put my tongue over where my tooth was previously it kinda feels like a suction feeling when I lift my tongue.
-If I have water or air in my mouth and I close my mouth and blow like blowing a balloon nothing comes out my nose or any other place.
I appreciate all your advise.
Last edited by Joesph; 10-21-2010 at 08:02 AM.
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