A.Oral health expert
Sometimes, the roots of the teeth lie in close proximity to the sinus (which are the "holes" you talk about).
The root endings of the upper molars are situated in the maxillary sinus, and extraction of these teeth may create an opening from the mouth cavity into the maxillary sinus. A small perforation will usually heal by itself, provided that a decent clot forms in the socket. It is important that the clot does not dislodge, and the patient should therefore be advised to refrain from blowing his/her nose vigorously for 3–4 weeks. If the perforation is large and does not close within 2–3 weeks, a surgical repair will be necessary and the patient should be referred to an oral surgeon.
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