7 weeks ago, I had a dental bone graft done on the area where #8 tooth was. I had an extraction that the dentist damaged the bone and perforated my sinus cavity. After seeing 3 specialist, I was instructed that a dental bone graft was my only option, the bones was too damaged to even do a bridge. The dentist who extracted the tooth also took 90% of the bone in the area with the tooth. I went to a very reputable oral surgeon, he was rated as the best in the area. I was told that I would have minimal pain and that I would be so surprised at how quickly I would recover. As soon as the novocaine wore off, I began having excruciating pain. The entire left side of my face hurt. Pain meds, Vicodin and oxycodone 15 mg did not touch the pain. I was getting ready for bed and bent slightly forward to pull my hair up and blood poured out of my left nostril. I was not told to expect nosebleeds from the procedure. I was unable to sleep very much and when I did sleep, I would wake up with blood pouring out of my nose or down my throat. I was so nauseated and couldn't keep ginger ale down. I called the oral surgeon first thing in the morning and was told that this was normal by his office staff. I was instructed to take the pain meds and antibiotics. I ended up missing work the rest of the week. I took my medications and kept expecting to start to feel better. I felt worse. I was unable to eat anything. I had to force myself to drink fluids and yogurt. I ended up losing 12 pounds in one week. I am 5' 7" and 118 pounds before the surgery. I went in for my one week follow up and was told everything looked great. I asked why I was still feeling so sick and so weak and once again I was told that it was normal and could take 4 - 6 weeks to feel better. I suffered for another week. The nosebleeds continued and I developed a very foul taste and smell. I could barely hold my head up and even walking short distances made me exhausted. I demanded to be seen and they finally agreed. I was told that I had a very severe sinus infection and was place on Augmentin 875 mg twice daily for 10 days. I slowly began to feel better but I was still having the severe pain. Nothing helped. Again, I was told this was normal. I was also told that it could be TMJ causing all the pain and was instructed to do jaw exercises, limit talking and to only eat soft foods. Last week, 6 weeks after the dental bone graft, the protective membrane was removed. I had very bad pain that night, but when I woke up in the morning, I had no pain at all! I was so excited! I felt normal and I got to ride my horse and enjoy life again. However, this did not last. The very next day, I noticed that the roof of my mouth on the left side was very sore and it was difficult to eat or drink anything. By that evening, the pain in my jaw and surgical area had returned. It wasn't as severe but the throbbing was back . By the next morning, the pain and dizziness was back. The swelling on the roof of my mouth was a lot worse and felt as if there was fluid in it. I called the oral surgeon but was unable to be seen since my oral surgeon is only in on Tuesdays and I couldn't see any of the other surgeons. My PCP had ordered me an additional 5 days of Augmentin so I began taking that over the weekend. The swelling seems to be slightly less today but I have now developed a lump and soreness near the incision sight next to my cheek. The roof of my mouth is very warm and red. I have an appointment with my surgeon on Tuesday. I am very concerned that this could be caused by the perforated sinus. I was told that it should heal on it's own in a few weeks but it has been 7 weeks on Tuesday or that I am possibly rejecting the bone graft. I am at my wits end. Has anyone experienced this much difficulty after a bone graft? My surgeon keeps mentioning doing an implant in 3 months and I have no intentions of doing an implant after all of this pain and suffering. Also, since the membrane was removed, tiny bone fragments have been coming out of the surgical area. Please help!