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1

What is the sinus or antrum?

A hollow cavity in the bone that is lined with mucous membrane

2

What is the main dental sinus?

The maxillae which is found either side of the nasal cavity, and actually has a hole through to it

3

What does the maxillae sinus give us?

Our tone of voice and lightens the weight of our head

4

What is the name of a damaged sinus?

An oro-Antral fistula or commutation

5

How would you diagnose a oro-antral fistula?

Ask the patient to nip their nose, and gently try to breathe out through it- blood would bubble at the base of the extraction socked if it is damaged or when the patient rinses it may enter the nose

6

What is the meaning or a perforation?

To put a hole through something

7

What would you advise a patient not to do while healing from a perforation?

Not the blow their nose

8

What is an inflamed sinus called?

Sinusitis- common condition if a patient has a cold

9

What can inflammation of the sinus be mistaken as and why?

Toothache as the pressure passes through the superior dental nerve