Close to a week ago I had two teeth removed -
#2 and #3 (upper right)..
While being injected with novacaine, the dentist inserted the needle
into my sinus cavity, (via the inside of my mouth) which I might add was "interesting" - needless to
say he asked me "do you feel that ?" and I replied that I did as the
novacaine was being administered there...It was an interesting sensation.
Once the needle was removed I blew my nose, which resembled a
strong nosebleed and eventually stopped.
I was told that this is common when removing those teeth in question
because of the nerves/roots being located in that area.
My question of course is this "normal procedure" ?
I have never heard of it - and no one that I have mentioned it to since
I had this done has ever heard of it (frankly they don't believe me)
Isn't it possible to have infections or some other complication from
the medication being put there ? I had the understanding that
inserting anything into the sinus can cause infection, not to mention
the needle passing through the inside of my mouth to get there.
It wasn't the most unpleasant thing I've experienced but I am curious
if this is common or something that is required.